The new UK air passenger duty took effect yesterday (ATWOnline, Dec. 7, 2006) and some airlines and tour operators are considering challenging the measure in court. In addition, some politicians are questioning the legality of the tax increase because it had not been approved by the parliament. "The legal opinion we've received says there is no legal basis to collect the increase in tax," Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne said. Chancellor Gordon Brown announced the doubling ...

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