Aviation industry and politicians in Northern Ireland lobby for lower APD
threatened by APD, in particular as the tax is lower in the Replublic of Ireland
(at only €3). The Executive wants Northern Ireland to be made a special case,
like the outlaying Scottish islands, which are exempt from APd. As with corporation
tax, it believes the province qualifies for special treatment because it borders
another country that can undercut it tax-wise.
Aviation tax producing an unlevel runway as Northern Ireland business bids to