The UK government has confirmed the Air Passenger Duty (APD) will rise to 8% April 1 as previously announced, despite strong lobbying from airlines, airports and the tourist industry to cancel the tax (ATW Daily News, Oct. 5, 2011). It is also keeping plans for a further “inflationary” increase in APD from April 2013.  “At a time when the government talks about creating jobs and growth, its blinkered insistence on further increases in Air Passenger Duty achieves ...

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