APD campaign maintains pressure ahead of Budget

APD campaign maintains pressure ahead of Budget

The A Fair Tax on Flying industry lobby group is keeping the pressure up on Air Passenger Duty right up until Budget day today.

The alliance submitted its views on APD to Chancellor George Osborne this week.

The submission, signed by the alliance’s members, calls on the Chancellor to freeze APD at its current levels, including the scrapping of the double inflation increase in APD due to come into effect on April 1.

The campaign group also wants to offset all EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) increases with reductions in APD.

The introduction of EU ETS and the planned 8% APD rise will effectively mean a double price rise for passengers from April 1, A Fair Tax on Flying warns.

The cross-industry grouping also called on the government to commission a comprehensive independent analysis of APD and the potential effects of the planned rises.

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