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Businesses urge government to “Back Britain by expanding Heathrow”

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Britain’s business and trade union movements joined forces to declare that now is the time to expand Heathrow, weeks before Parliament is expected to vote on the critical project.

The British Chambers of Commerce and the TUC came together at Heathrow today to urge politicians to support expanding Britain’s only hub airport.

The project will be amongst the largest infrastructure projects in Europe and has secured the support of Britain’s major business groups and trade unions because it is set to drive significant growth in British trade, create thousands of new skilled jobs, and apprenticeships and underpin Britain’s future after Brexit.

The Government has committed to hold a vote in Parliament before the summer, which will set the framework planning permission for Heathrow expansion.

The latest independent polling by ComRes revealed strong cross-party support for expanding Heathrow, with 75% of MPs backing the project.

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