TaxPersonal TaxEuropean Union considers U-turn on tax exemption for commercial aviation fuel

European Union considers U-turn on tax exemption for commercial aviation fuel

Chancellor Gordon Brown is set to back European Union calls for a tax on aircraft fuel, but only if the levy applies across the world, according to PA reports.

European Commission proposals to be discussed in Brussels on Monday would give EU governments the option to apply an energy tax on air travel for the first time.

The move would reverse a current EU Directive which exempts commercial aviation fuel from taxation.

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