Aviation: Coronavirus

Treasury written question – answered on 8th April 2020.

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Photo of Lord Davies of Gower Lord Davies of Gower Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government what temporary tax relief they plan to give (1) airlines, and (2) airports, during the period in which their operations are limited to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Photo of Lord Agnew of Oulton Lord Agnew of Oulton Minister of State (HM Treasury), Minister of State (Cabinet Office)

The aviation sector is important to the UK economy, and firms can draw upon the unprecedented package of measures announced by the Chancellor, including schemes to raise capital and financial support for employees.

As Air Passenger Duty is paid on a per passenger basis, the recent decline in passenger demand will have resulted in a significant reduction in liability for airlines. HMRC are also ready to help businesses, including airlines and airports, in financial difficulty due to the coronavirus, through the Time to Pay Scheme.

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