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Businesses are suffering because the UK levies the world's highest air passenger tax. Over 600 business leaders backed our campaign, signing a petition calling on the Government 'to undertake urgent action to reduce the world's highest air passenger tax'. You can find out more below.


CASE STUDY: Chapman Driver Seating

Chapman Driver Seating is a Birmingham based business with around 40 employees that provides bus and coach seats. They conduct about 10% of their business overseas. Their Chairman, Russell Lickock believes APD is affecting his ability to do business internationally:

“The level at which flight prices in general have increased has seriously impacted upon our ability to fly, meet with, and win business from overseas clients.

“The Government is imposing levels of APD that actively discourage British businesses from taking their sales teams abroad. We can only afford to make overseas trips that are necessary to the sustainability of our current business relationships. The bottom line is that we can only export if we are able to get out there and ‘press the flesh’.”

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The following Parliamentary motion has been tabled and is supported by a growing number of MPs:

That this House believes that the UK’s air passenger duty (APD), the highest air passenger duty in the world, is acting as a deterrent to both inward investment and inbound tourism; is concerned about the impact of APD on UK businesses wishing to export to emerging markets; notes the compelling analysis undertaken by PricewaterhouseCoopers about the economic impacts of APD; further believes changes in APD policy could contribute positively to the UK's economic growth; and calls on HM Treasury to commission a comprehensive study into the full economic effects of aviation tax in the UK, including its impact on employment.

Dr Alasdair McDonnell MP
Dr William McCrea MP
Lady Sylvia Hermon MP
Miss Anne Begg MP
Miss Kate Hoey MP
Mr Alan Meale MP
Mr David Anderson MP
Mr David Crausby MP
Mr David Simpson MP
Mr Dennis Skinner MP
Mr Frank Doran MP
Mr George Mudie MP
Mr Graham Brady MP
Mr Grahame Morris MP
Mr Gregory Campbell MP
Mr Ian Lavery MP
Mr Jim Dobbin MP
Mr Jim Dowd MP
Mr Jim Hood MP
Mr Jim Shannon MP
Mr Jim Sheridan MP
Mr John Cryer MP
Mr John Robertson MP
Mr Kelvin Hopkins MP
Mr Lindsay Roy MP
Mr Mark Durkan MP
Mr Mark Hendrick MP
Mr Michael Connarty MP
Mr Mike Hancock CBE MP
Mr Mike Wood MP
Mr Nigel Dodds OBE MP
Mr Peter Bottomley MP
Mr Philip Davies MP
Mr Roger Godsiff MP
Mr Stephen Hepburn MP
Mr Stewart Jackson MP
Mrs Naomi Long MP
Ms Margaret Ritchie MP
Ms Mary Glindon MP
Ms Rosie Cooper MP
Rt Hon George Howarth MP
Rt Hon Jeffrey Donaldson MP
Rt Hon Paul Goggins MP
Rt Hon Tom Clarke CBE MP


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