APD Announcement in Budget: BATA Response

April 28th, 2011

Comment on APD Announcement In Budget

Simon Buck, Chief Executive of the British Air Transport Association, in response to today’s Budget Statement by the Chancellor said:

“Two cheers for George Osborne for not increasing the tax on flying in the Budget but nul points for instituting an inflation linked increase, where none existed before, deferred to next April. Air passengers will pay £2.5 billion this year in Air Passenger Duty – far more than the assessed environmental cost of their journeys. This tax damages UK tourism and should be reduced to help boost Britain’s economic recovery.”