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News Archives - A Fair Tax On Flying
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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Plea to Cut the 25% Tax Now Hitting UK Short Haul Flights

Figures released today by the A Fair Tax on Flying Campaign show that UK Air Passenger Duty (APD) had the effect of adding 25%, or one quarter, to the cost of the average one-way short haul ticket price from the UK in the year to August 2017. The figures come as campaigners call on the …

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The ‘A Fair Tax on Flying Campaign’ Takes The Call for APD Cut to Number 10 and HM Treasury

The A Fair Tax on Flying Campaign turned out in force in Westminster on Tuesday (7 November 2017) to press the call for a significant cut in Air Passenger Duty (APD) in the forthcoming Budget. Representatives of Airlines UK, the AOA, BAR-UK, ABTA, Virgin Atlantic, American Airlines and Bristol Airport supported the Rt Hon Grant …

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