Virgin Group chairman Richard Branson has lashed out at the UK government’s controversial air passenger duty (APD) calling it “something of a disgrace.” Branson cited the example of the Caribbean, where air travel is the only way to reach the islands and called for the tax to be lowered and redirected to flights where there were alternatives. “Put a tax on flights where there's an alternative mode of transport, but not where flying is the only option. If the ...

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