According to reports, if successful the legal challenge would force the
government to repay ?2bn.
Gordon Brown doubled the duty in December’s pre-Budget report, taking the
levy on short-haul flights to ?10 from 1 February and on long-haul to ?40.
The FTO claims that under international laws included in European legislation
in 2004 the government is not entitled to impose charges on aircraft solely for
the right of transit over, or flying in or out of Britain from another country.
The Treasury though has defended the legality of the tax.
Crowe Clark Whitehill , the top 20 accountancy firm, has announced the promotion of Chris Mould to partner
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Five million taxpayers are ow using digital personal tax accounts (PTA) as part of the making tax digital strategy, HMRC said
UK-based non-doms have paid ten times more tax than the average taxpayer, raising concerns over the Brexit impact on non-dom contributions and therefore, the economy