Reacting to the Scottish government's confirmation that it intends to reduce Air Passenger Duty by 50%,Jonathan Isaby, Chief Executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said:
"Air Passenger Duty is just another way for the taxman to squeeze the extra bit more from hard pressed families planning a well-earned holiday. The rates are punitively high compared to the few other countries which specifically tax flights and the Scottish government is right to be looking to slash this burden.
"Now that the environmental case for the hated tax is also redundant with aviation being covered by the EU Emissions Trading System, the Chancellor should go further and abolish APD altogether at the Budget on Wednesday"
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