TaxPersonal TaxTories to tax short-haul flights

Tories to tax short-haul flights

David Cameron to levy aviation tax on anyone making more than one short-haul flight a year

Tory leader David
Cameron
is reported to be planning to introduce an aviation tax on
anyone taking more than one short-haul flight a year.

Experts believe that the move, an effort to establish his green credentials,
could alienate 400,000 voters who have homes abroad and make an average of three
visits a year to these properties,
the Daily Telegraph
reports.

Downing
Street
responded to the policy by saying that it didn’t want to
‘make stepping on a plane a criminal offence’.

Further reading:

Brown: Taxation not the answer to tackling global
warming

Insider Business Club: greener business

Ryanair CEO renews tirade against Brown

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