Air Passenger Duty:Written question - 177668

Q
Asked by Henry Smith
(Crawley)
Asked on: 10 October 2018
Treasury
Air Passenger Duty
Commons
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.
A
Answered by: Robert Jenrick
Answered on: 19 October 2018

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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