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News Archives - A Fair Tax On Flying
Air Passenger Duty will act as ‘Tax on Trade’ on the UK post Brexit

Analysis released today by the A Fair Tax on Flying coalition show the significant impact that Air Passenger Duty (APD) will have on businesses hoping to increase international trade after Brexit. As the Government prepares for exiting the EU on the 31st October, new analysis suggests that the Government will be taking around 40% of …

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A Fair Tax on Flying welcome appointment of Grant Shapps MP as Transport Secretary

We have today (26th July) welcomed the appointment of Grant Shapps MP as Transport Secretary. The campaign, who worked closely with the new Transport Secretary over the last three years to push for a cut in air passenger duty have written to congratulate Mr Shapps on his appointment. The full text of the letter to …

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MPs Form New All Party Parliamentary Group to cut UK Air Passenger Duty

MPs from across the political spectrum have come together to form a new All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Air Passenger Duty (APD) Reform with the purpose of encouraging the UK Government ‘to cut the UK’s Air Passenger Duty rate, thereby allowing the UK to compete on a level playing field with our European counterparts, …

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A Fair Tax on Flying welcomes support from DUP ahead of Budget

Ahead of next week’s Budget, The A Fair Tax on Flying campaign have welcomed the support of the DUP Parliamentary Party who last week delivered a letter to the Treasury outlining their support of the call to reduce Air Passenger Duty (APD) by at least 50%. Alongside this, The A Fair Tax on Flying campaign …

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Government £172 Million Flight Tax Hike to Hit At Easter

From 1st April this year long haul air travellers will be hit by a rise in UK Air Passenger Duty (APD). The rise of £3.00 per economy ticket and £6.00 per higher class ticket was announced in Spring Budget 2017 but will come into force on affected flights from 1st April 2018. The A Fair …

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Reaction from the A Fair Tax on Flying Campaign to Chancellor’s Spring Statement

In response to the announcement of review into the impact of VAT and Air Passenger Duty on tourism in Northern Ireland, Tim Alderslade of the A Fair Tax on Flying campaign said: “The Chancellor’s remarks on APD were largely confined to how it might be affecting tourism in Northern Ireland. While this is an important …

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A Fair Tax on Flying welcome reports Ministers mulling post Brexit APD changes

Following on from comments made by Exchequer Secretary Robert Jenrick MP that the Treasury may change the double taxation of UK domestic flights after the UK leaves the European Union, Spokesperson for A Fair Tax on Flying Tim Cade stated: “It is encouraging that the new Minister has stated the Government could look at reducing …

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A Fair Tax on Flying Budget response

Following the Chancellor’s Budget statement, a spokesperson for the A Fair Tax on Flying campaign stated: ‘Today’s Budget was a missed opportunity to decisively cut UK Air Passenger Duty by at least 50% to help get Britain Brexit ready, increase UK competitiveness and support greater air connectivity’

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BritishAmerican Business backs campaign to reduce Air Passenger Duty

Ahead of tomorrow’s Budget the BritishAmerican Business network have backed calls by the A Fair Tax on Flying to reduce Air Passenger Duty. The leading transatlantic business network is dedicated to helping transatlantic companies connect and build their business and includes 500+ active, predominately blue-chip members. Commenting a Spokesperson for BritishAmerican Business said: “BritishAmerican Business …

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British Businesses back call for Air Passenger Duty Cut Grows As Brexit Looms

Today, (14th November) leading businesses and business groups including the Federation of Small Businesses and Institute of Directors have backed the call by the A Fair Tax on Flying for a reduction in Air Passenger Duty. In a letter to the Times the businesses urge the chancellor to deliver on the government’s vision of a …

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