Aviation: Fuels

Treasury written question – answered on 28th October 2019.

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Photo of Gillian Keegan Gillian Keegan Conservative, Chichester

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the merits of introducing (a) fuel duty or (b) VAT on aviation fuel.

Photo of Simon Clarke Simon Clarke The Exchequer Secretary

In line with international conventions to which the UK is party, the government does not tax commercial aviation fuel.

The government taxes airlines through Air Passenger Duty to ensure the aviation industry contributes to the cost of public services.

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