Air Passenger Duty condemned by 100 countries
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in Air Passenger Duty (APD) imposed by the Government this month.
to rise again in a year’s time, came at a summit organised by the UN World Tourism
Organisation (WTO) in London.
the tax. “APD is not an environmental measure, it is an anti-development measure,”
he said. “The British Government says it is committed to promoting development
in poorer countries, yet it has introduced a tax that is a terrible blow to their
he said. “The Dutch introduced a similar tax but quickly retracted it. Thailand
has dropped 50% of its airport fees and Egypt is considering similar measures.”
in developing countries.
in aviation tax, which make it more expensive to fly to the Caribbean than to
Hawaii, would be scrapped by the Conservatives if they formed the next government.
city) came into force this month, in line with the rise in APD.
is based on passengers.
APD, but all methods of taxation were under review.
to receive massive government subsite,by not paying fuel tax and VAT. However,
the industry continues to complain.
£10 billion a year tax bonus for airlines revealed on eve on increase in APD
industry, AirportWatch has released data which shows that aviation continues to
receive significant tax-breaks. Treasury figures show the notional benefit that
aviation receives by paying no fuel tax and no VAT is up to £10 billion a year.
By contrast APD in 2009-10 is expected to raise £1.8 billion. 31.10.2009
they will then send the names and addresses to the government.
Misleadingly, it is being portrayed by the Government as an environment tax, and
yet it is targeted at ordinary travellers taking well-earned holidays, while those
using private jets are being taxed.
Bad for travellers Bad for tourism Bad for business Does nothing to help the environment
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