The tax on holidays

August 05, 2014 12:00 PM

This summer millions of British families will have headed off for a well-earned holiday. But before they did so, many of the simple but important purchases they made were subject to tax. Items such as clothes or haircuts are subject to VAT, while travel insurance purchases are hit by Insurance Premium Tax. Flights are subject to the highest Air Passenger Duty rates in the world – even budget flights to destinations close by in Europe.

Click here to read the full report.

Latest Blogs:

A joint letter to the Telegraph - cutting fuel bills

10:59 AM 29, Apr 2017 John O'Connell

TaxPayers' Alliance Icon

Sadiq Khan right to take taxpayers off hook for Garden Bridge

11:29 AM 28, Apr 2017 The TaxPayers' Alliance

TaxPayers' Alliance Icon

TPA’s proposals adopted by Select Committee

4:34 PM 27, Apr 2017 Jan Zeber

TaxPayers' Alliance Icon

Inquiry into government accounts - Written evidence

10:00 AM 27, Apr 2017 The TaxPayers' Alliance

TaxPayers' Alliance Icon

The Conservative Manifesto: Joint note by the TPA and IEA

10:48 AM 26, Apr 2017 The TaxPayers' Alliance