Budget 2014 – Air Tax Changes

March 19th, 2014

Simon Buck, Chief Executive of the British Air Transport Association (BATA), responding to the changes announced to Air Passenger Duty (APD) in today’s Budget Statement, said:

“BATA welcomes the Government’s reforms to the Air Passenger Duty at this Budget which reduces the overall tax take.

 “This will save passengers travelling long-haul for leisure and business purposes over £200m each year compared to the level previously set out. 

 “We hope this positive first step recognising the damage caused by this tax will lead to the Government undertaking further reforms of APD in future, such as on the double tax hit on domestic flights.”