Saturday, October 30, 2010

The Sky-High Flight Tax: Families Face Rises of up to 55% in Levy on Holidays From UK Airports

The increases in Air Passenger Duty (APD) for all flights out of UK airports, which come into force next week, will push up the tax on a family of four’s trip to the Far East or Australia by £240 to £680. Those in economy face an increase of £120 to £340.

APD was initially introduced as a ‘green tax’ on the basis it would discourage people from flying and cut carbon emissions.

However, it has become a cash cow for the last government and the Coalition, with annual revenue set to rise from £2.3billion to £3.8billion by 2015.'


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