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High APD a drag on London’s competitiveness

As Air Passenger Duty (APD) reaches its 20th anniversary, and responding to the research from the campaign A Fair Tax on Flying showing the tax for long-haul travellers has risen at 20 times the rate of inflation, London First Infrastructure Director David Leam said:

“As London and the UK battle internationally for trade, investment and jobs, it is undeniable that a more competitive APD rate would help Britain. We are concerned that high APD undermines London’s competitiveness, particularly for long-haul visitors to the UK, as well as British tourists and business travellers leaving the country. The time has come to review this tax.”

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