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Scrap Air Passenger Duty Tax (APD)

Air Passenger Duty Tax (APD) is just another completely and utterly unjustified revenue-raising tax for the Treasury.

It fails in its primary purpose of combating the climate change, which is already addressed through the EU-wide carbon trading scheme (ETS).

Further, this tax disproportionally hits ordinary people as it adds up a significant (and already the highest in the world) cost to each ticket. And people have little choice but to pay it - as most of the travel in and out of the UK has to be done by air.

Finally, the Government fails to listen to the heads of the British Air Transport Association, the Airport Operators Association, UK Inbound, the Association of British Travel Agents, and the heads of major airlines and tourist boards calling for a review of this unfair tax.

Please scrap Air Passenger Duty Tax (APD).

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Created By

Pavel Aksenov

Created On

Sunday 8 April 2012

Closing Date

Wednesday 10 April 2013

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