The government’s £2 billion ‘stealth tax’ on air travellers is illegal and
should be scrapped, the High Court was told on Tuesday.
Package holiday firms, represented by the Federation of Tour Operators, have
launched a judicial review, claiming that the Air Passenger Duty was illegal
under European law.
If successful, the government could be forced to pay refunds to millions of
passengers who have already had to pay the levy, reports the
The legal battle follows the government’s decision to double the tax to £10
for economy and short-haul flights, £40 for economy long-haul and £80 for longer
business and first-class trips, on the grounds that air travel emissions are
fuelling climate change.
Does Darwin's theory apply to taxation? Colin ponders...
The UK tax gap fell in 2014-15 to its lowest-ever level of 6.5%, revealed official statistics published today
Changes to the tax system is urged to support the growth of entrepreneurs, found a report from the Grant Thornton UK, the Institute of Directors, and the Prelude Group
The EC has been instructed to draft a European Union (EU) directive authorising an EU financial transaction tax, which would apply to ten of the EU’s 28 member states