BusinessCompany NewsBA slams ‘per plane’ tax in prelims

BA slams 'per plane' tax in prelims

BA warns of turbulence ahead as change from air passenger duty to per plane tax draws closer

BA has warned its shareholders that an overhaul of airplane tax system may
rock its fortunes in the future.

In releasing its final results today the aviation giant issued a rocket to
the Treasury which is replacing air passenger duty levies with a ‘per plane’
tax.

BA said: ‘HM Treasury announced its intention to replace Air Passenger Duty
with a new ‘per plane’ tax with effect from November 2009. This new tax will
distort competition and may adversely impact our revenue.’

The per-plane tax is based on emissions as opposed to the flat rate APD.
Aviation experts have said that the move could have environmental benefits over
and above the present per-passenger APD because it incentivises aircraft
manufacturers and airlines to reduce emissions and fuel consumption.

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