Double taxing holidaymakers

November 19, 2011 4:55 PM

Earlier this week, I appeared on Sky News to debate aviation taxes with John Stewart, Chairman of Airport Watch. We were asked whether we supported scrapping Air Passenger Duty - a tax that, according to the Government's own research, is excessive compared to the emissions aviation creates.

In addition to this, the Government plans to extend the EU Emissions Trading Scheme - which I have written about previously - to aviation, effectively taxing holidaymakers twice. This is not only unfair, but hits tourists, and the tourism industry, at a time they can afford it least.

You can watch the debate below:

[iframe http://www.youtube.com/embed/n10mXEqkCrc 500 314]Earlier this week, I appeared on Sky News to debate aviation taxes with John Stewart, Chairman of Airport Watch. We were asked whether we supported scrapping Air Passenger Duty - a tax that, according to the Government's own research, is excessive compared to the emissions aviation creates.

In addition to this, the Government plans to extend the EU Emissions Trading Scheme - which I have written about previously - to aviation, effectively taxing holidaymakers twice. This is not only unfair, but hits tourists, and the tourism industry, at a time they can afford it least.

You can watch the debate below:

[iframe http://www.youtube.com/embed/n10mXEqkCrc 500 314]

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