We have the highest rate of Air Passenger Duty (APD) in the EU which puts UK business and trade at a massive disadvantage compared to other EU countries like Germany, France and Ireland. This makes no economic sense when we need to be expanding global trade links as Brexit gets ever closer. Please support our call for at least a 50% cut in this Tax on Trade to make Britain competitive.Get InvolvedFind out more
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 Chancellor to slash APD in his imminent Budget.
Tim Alderslade, spokesman for the campaign said, ‘We pay the highest aviation tax of this kind in the developed world. This hits hard pressed travellers, the UK tourism industry and the whole economy. It also hits people travelling on business. And that makes no sense at all as Brexit gets ever closer. We’re urging the Chancellor to cut APD by at least 50% in the Budget to help hard pressed travellers and to help UK business to get Britain Brexit ready.’