The UK will scrap air passenger duty (APD) for children under 12 years old traveling in economy class effective May 1, 2015. From May 1, 2016, the exemption will be extended to children under 16, shaving up to £71 ($111.43) per child off the cost of a holiday abroad. Announcing the changes to APD in his Autumn Statement to Parliament—the last before next year’s general election—Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne said he wanted to reduce the cost of air tickets ...

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