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Aviation: Fuels

Question for Treasury

UIN 255293, tabled on 16 May 2019

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the merits of introducing fuel duty or VAT on aviation fuel.

Answered on

21 May 2019

Members of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), including the United Kingdom, are prevented from taxing international aviation fuel, or any proxies for fuel, under the Chicago Convention. However, Air Passenger Duty – which raised £3.4 billion in 2017-18 – ensures that the air travel sector contributes to the cost of public services.

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