MPs call on government to cut air travel tax by 50%

MPs call on government to cut air travel tax by 50%
 

MPs are urging the government to halve air passenger duty in next week's Autumn Statement, saying the tax hampers post-Brexit Britain's ability to trade outside Europe.
The British Infrastructure Group (BIG) claims the tax acts directly against a policy of extending UK business links to the "farthest reaches of the globe".
The tax is set to rise again in April to £150 for some long-haul flights.
In a report, BIG said it should be cut by 50%, then scrapped altogether.
Grant Shapps, the former international development minister who leads BIG, said Prime Minister Theresa May needs to... read more

 
18 November 2016 in Business, Views: 53
Source: BBC
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