01 November 2009

The Daily Telegraph launches a campaign against the UK APD increases

With the UK Air Passenger Duty (APD) rising on 1 November 2009 the UK newspaper the Daily Telegraph has today launched a campaign against the increases giving 10 reasons why it considers that the Duty "must be abolished" (see previous post).

A BBC 1 November 2009 report quotes a spokesman for HM Treasury saying: "The government maintains that air travel should pay its fair share in tax. APD is an important contributor to the public finances, while helping the government achieve its environmental goals."

The Observer has a 1 November 2009 report that quotes a survey by YouGov, commissioned by Easyjet, that found that 80% of people believe the system should be reformed. As always with such surveys, it is worth looking at exactly what questions were asked.

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