Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Airportwatch Statement on the Budget: APD on Business Jets

AirportWatch, the national network of airport community campaigns, welcomes the Chancellor’s proposal in the Budget to tax flights taken on private business jets. HACAN Chair John Stewart, who chairs the network, said “This move is long-overdue. In the forthcoming consultation we will be urging the Chancellor to raise Air Passenger Duty by at least the rate of inflation each year. Ideally the rate of inflation plus 1%. The fact of the matter is that aviation remains under-taxed as it pays no VAT and no tax on its fuel.”

Contact John Stewart on 0207 737 6641; 07957385650