Air Passenger Duty

Treasury written question – answered on 19th October 2018.

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Photo of Henry Smith Henry Smith Conservative, Crawley

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will model the effect on the UK economy of (a) a 50 per cent reduction in and (b) the abolition of Air Passenger Duty.

Photo of Robert Jenrick Robert Jenrick The Exchequer Secretary

The government monitors all taxes, including Air Passenger Duty. The aviation sector in the UK continues to grow, with passenger numbers up by over 15% since 2010.

APD raises over £3 billion in revenue every year. Abolishing or cutting APD would put pressure on the government to increase taxes elsewhere.

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