Concerns About Air Passenger Duty Increase
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17 Jul 2012
Many concerned constituents have contacted me about the Government’s decision to increase Air Passenger Duty (APD) by 8%.
The Government had promised to reform APD but, having carried out a lengthy public consultation in 2011, have brought forward no new proposals and instead confirmed in the Budget that APD will increase by 8% this year and by inflation in 2013.
This decision will be particularly keenly felt given the current economic climate and the Government’s decision to increase VAT already seriously squeezing household incomes.
I have written to the Chancellor to urge him to undertake a review assessing the impact of aviation taxes on UK holidaymakers, employment and economic growth.