PwC report that: “Ditching air passenger duty, which can be as high as £184 for a business-class flight to Australia, would encourage airlines to expand their route networks, increase tourism to the UK….”
Can it be true that hoards of tourists do not come to the UK solely because of air passenger duty? The PwC report was commissioned “by British Airways, easyJet, Ryanair and Virgin Atlantic, which have all campaigned against the tax since its introduction in 1993“. Nothing self serving there, then.
Tax Barrister, Accountant