Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Campaign to reduce Air Passenger Duty gets MP's backing

The pressure group, A Fair Tax on Flying says that it has received the backing of 44 MP's over the effect Air Passenger Duty (APD) has “on ordinary families and their ability to fly”.
One prominent MP who is supporting the proposal for a reduction in APD is Graham Brady, chairman of Conservative Party's 1922 Committee.

Commenting on the issue, Mr Brady said:
“The UK already has the highest air passenger taxes anywhere in the world and this is harming our competitiveness as a nation as well as adding unreasonably to the cost of living for millions of people.  I hope that the Treasury will be persuaded to look again at the impact of this damaging tax.”
A Fair Tax on Flying is an alliance of over 30 airlines and tour operators who are campaigning for a reduction in APD. Over 10,000 people have signed an online petition via www.afairtaxonflying.org in an attempt to reign in the highest aviation taxes in the world.
A Fair Tax on Flying urges the government to follow examples set by other countries such as Holland, Denmark and Belgium who scrapped their own APD due to the effect negative effect that it had on its own citizens and economy.
So let's all get behind this scheme in order to make travel more affordable!