E&Y slams air passenger tax increase

The decision by the Treasury to increase the
Passenger Duty
has been slammed by Ernst & Young as being ‘inefficient
and disruptive’

, head of tax policy development at Ernst & Young, said: ‘The
change in the rate of APD for contracts that were concluded prior to the
pre-Budget Report is a regrettable decision by the

‘This has introduced significant market disruption, something that has been
avoided in the past by providing greater advance notice (thus reducing the
number of flights already booked),’ he added.

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