UK airlines urge political parties in Holyrood to support Air Passenger Duty reduction
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UK airlines urge political parties in Holyrood to support Air Passenger Duty reduction

The British Air Transport Association (BATA), the trade body that represents UK-registered airlines, has urged political parties in Scotland to support the reduction of Air Passenger Duty (APD) by 50%. A consultation on plans by the Scottish Government to halve the tax, starting in April 2018, comes to an end next week (3 June), and UK carriers are calling for political parties in Holyrood to support the reduction when a vote ultimately comes before the Scottish Parliament. Read more

BATA recruits new Chief Executive

Tim Alderslade has been appointed as the next Chief Executive of British Air Transport Association, taking over from Nathan Stower who is moving on to take up a senior role with Virgin Atlantic. Read more

Flying High? How Competitive is Air Passenger Duty?
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Flying High? How Competitive is Air Passenger Duty?

With just over a week to go before the Budget on 16 March, a new analysis of the UK’s tax on flying has been published. The detailed report, produced by Steer Davies Gleave and entitled ‘Flying High? How Competitive is Air Passenger Duty?’, assesses and benchmarks the UK’s Air Passenger Duty (APD) against similar taxes in Europe and the rest of the world. Read more