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Financial pledges pour in for Clive Jacobs’ legal challenge to government

Financial support has been pouring in to fund a legal challenge to the government over its block on the sector’s recovery and failure to provide aid.

More than £20,000 was pledged in the first 24 hours after travel industry entrepreneur Clive Jacobs urged support from the trade.

Financial pledges have come from across the sector, including Barrhead Travel, a series of travel industry entrepreneurs and individuals.

Jacobs, the chairman of Jacobs Media Group which owns Travel Weekly, is seeking legal advice on action on behalf of the industry after hopes of a partial summer restart were choked off by the government’s removal of Portugal from the green list of destinations and refusal even to add Malta.

His crowd-funding appeal is to support a group action aimed at forcing transparency on the methodology and data behind decisions on the traffic light system and claiming compensation for industry losses.

Jacobs has set up a crowd-funding site at Crowd Justice to support the legal action, with backing from a group of industry figures.

He has appointed lawyers to advise on a challenge.

More: Clive Jacobs calls for industry backing of legal challenge to government

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