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Industry leaders welcome APD reforms

Industry leaders welcome APD reforms
20 Mar 2014

A number of leading figures in the travel and tourism industry in the UK have welcomed the government’s decision to reform the contentious Air Passenger Duty (APD), which has proven to be a major issue ever since it was first introduced.

Under the recent changes, it has been speculated that air passengers will save more than £200 million annually.

This is because the tax on long-haul flights between 4,001 and 6,000 miles will be reduced by £14 per person, while those over 6,000 miles will be cut by £26. 

And the decision has already been warmly received by Dale Keller, BAR UK chief executive, among others.

Reflecting on the move, he said: "The government has finally acknowledged what the industry and business knew all along - that the highest rates of aviation tax in the world were a brake on driving the UK’s economic growth with emerging markets."ADNFCR-408-ID-801705275-ADNFCR

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