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Chancellor announces APD reform

Chancellor announces APD reform
20 Mar 2014

Chancellor George Osborne has announced a reform in his latest budget report that will have implications for travellers in the UK.

In his speech, Mr Osborne confirmed that he wants to reform the contentious Air Passenger Duty (APD), which has caused so much discussion in recent times.

What’s more, he said that he wants to "end the crazy system where you pay less tax travelling to Hawaii than you do travelling to China or India”.

According to Abta, the Association of British Travel Agents, the reform will mean that air passengers will save more than £200 million annually.

It has been announced that from April next year, the tax on long-haul flights between 4,001 and 6,000 miles will be cut by £14 per person.

Added to this, those over 6,000 miles will be cut by £26.

The tax, Mr Osborne said, "hits exports, puts off tourists and creates a great sense of injustice among our Caribbean and South Asian communities here in Britain”.ADNFCR-408-ID-801705270-ADNFCR

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