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 point, our high rate of APD is affecting tourism and trade UK wide, not just in Northern Ireland.

“UK APD is the highest tax of its kind in the world. This makes no economic sense as Brexit gets ever closer. Whilst we welcome the confirmation that APD affects tourism and trade in his remarks, we will be pressing as a matter of urgency for the scope of the consultation to be extended to cover England and Wales too.”

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