Overhaul of APD is 'urgent' say Tories

July 2009
Travel Weekly (UK);7/24/2009, p6
Trade Publication
The article reports that an incoming Tory government in Great Britain may take initiatives to reform Air Passenger Duty (APD), however, it may not revise the increased rates on flights due in November 2009 and 2010. According to Shadow transport secretary Theresa Villiers, they are committed to reform APD. However, the industry is opposing the increase in APD on long-haul flights. The industry wants the government to scrap APD as it also has to face the costs of emissions trading.


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