New Green Tax Starts on Monday in UK

Significant increase in taxes on airplane fares for “green” reasons.  The UK Government says”

“Air Passenger Duty was first introduced in 1994 and it has been steadily rising every since. The government says the new hike is a ‘green tax’ but the money raised is not being ploughed back into the industry to help develop greener travel. “

I have my doubts this tax will be changed or repealed and will mark the beginning of reduced flying from the UK. I also wonder the affect on “green” world. In any event, people will just fly out of other airports outside of the UK.

See http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/article-1324858/Air-Passenger-Duty-rise-Tax-increase-slammed-travel-companies.html.

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