Brown has been harshly criticised by package tour operators for
bungling the introduction of new taxes on air travel.
Tour operators have claimed that they will have to pick up a bill for £47m
because they will have to pay the extra duty for holidaymakers who booked
flights in advance.
The new rules come into effect from the start of February, but until then
operators will be unable to claim the additional amount from customers,
the Daily Telegraph
Shadow chancellor George Osborne said Brown had failed to think through his
‘bungled raid on the travel industry’.
said it had taken all factors into account when making their decision,
including falls in oil prices.
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