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Aviation: Taxation

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 156563, tabled on 20 April 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of introducing a frequent flyer levy.

Answered on

27 April 2022

Taxation is a matter for HM Treasury (HMT) which includes consideration of a frequent flyer levy.

Last year, the Government consulted on aviation tax reform and as part of this sought views on whether a frequent flyer levy could replace APD as the principal tax on the aviation sector.

Following the consultation, the Government published a response which outlined that it was minded to retain APD as the principal tax on the aviation sector.

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