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Air Passenger Duty on air fares set to rocket

by LLB Reporter
11th Mar 20 4:16 pm

The Treasury has announced that Air Passenger Duty (APD) for long-haul economy tickets will increase by £2 to £80, whilst those travelling in premium cabins will rise by £4 to £176.

The changes come into effect on 1 April, APD will be frozen for short-haul flights.

A spokeswoman for British Airways’ parent company IAG said, “Given the acute pressure on business, the hike in APD will make it even harder for UK firms to trade overseas.

“This is a tax on business.

“Last year, IAG paid around one billion euros in APD to the Treasury.

“This costs UK jobs and growth.

“If the government is serious about making Britain a global trading economy, the world’s highest aviation tax should be scrapped now.”

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