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APD rises

Business Travel News publishes here full details of the new UK Airport Departure Tax (APD) which is introduced today (Monday 1 April).  For reasons that have never been properly explained by HM Treasury this is a capital to capital tax with some exceptions.  UK domestic travellers, who in theory should pay nothing (London to London being zero), in fact pay twice if flying between British points.  According to HM Treasury it is cheaper, tax wise, to fly from London to Hawaii than Jamaica.

The details below were produced by the campaign A Fair Tax on Flying – the group that spearheaded last year’s high-profile campaign which resulted in 200,000 people contacting their local MP on the issue – shows that ministers were bombarded with over 12,000 emails from constituents. www.afairtaxonflying.org

 

 BAND

Reduced rate

Standard rate

Band A

(0-2,000 miles)

£13

£26

Band B

(2,001-4,000 miles)

£67

£134

Band C

(4,001-6,000 miles)

£83

£166

Band D

(over 6,000 miles)

£94

£188

 

 

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