Tax freeze means holiday makers are safe from rising costs… for now
|March 24, 2011||Posted by Adam Buckley under Flights|
Great news for potential holidaymakers as the proposed increases in flight taxes has been given the back burner, at least for now.
The story from www.independent.co.uk, reported that the Chancellor George Osborne has postponed the Air Passenger Duty (APD) increase at least until 2012.
Alternate methods will now be put into place to retain some of the costs lost, including imposing taxes on private jet users that are currently exempt from the tax.
Osborne had looked into multiple methods for combating the current financial climate, but found that many of the options were actually illegal under international laws.
These included imposing the duty on the aircraft, thus taking the burden from the traveller.
The plan would mean that airline providers would think twice about flying a plane half empty and would provide a greener outlook to the current flight travel issues.
However Mr Osborne had to scrap the proposed idea after “concerns over the legality and feasibility of this approach” hindered the potential solution.
At least for now then we can enjoy costs that are unaffected by a rises in taxes.
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