Holiday Tax

In a culture in which everyone is striving to make ends meet and do the best for their families a hard earned break does not come easy. This is partly the fault of the government; our research estimates that £1.9 billion was taken by the treasury in holiday taxes in 2013.

One part of the holiday tax is air passenger duty. The Government has scrapped the two highest rates of Air Passenger Duty which will take effect from April 2015 but will still apply to journeys made by air between 0 and 4000 miles. This includes most short haul European flights which discourages business and tourism visits being made by and to Europe.

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