Significant step towards the abolition of Air Passenger Duty in Scotland
March 14th, 2016
Responding to the publication of the Scottish Government’s consultation on a Scottish replacement to Air Passenger Duty, British Air Transport Association (BATA) Chief Executive Nathan Stower said:
“This is a significant step towards the abolition of Air Passenger Duty in Scotland. The Scottish Government recognises that UK APD is holding their economy back. Reducing the tax by 50% as a first step would make a big difference to businesses and families. We urge that the reduction be implemented in full in 2018 to maximise the impact and benefits of the change.
“Devolution will have knock-on consequences for airports in northern England as passengers travel across the border to pay less tax. APD distorts competition and hinders economic growth. We look forward to its full abolition as soon as possible.”
14 March 2016