UK chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne has announced plans to reform the country’s controversially high air passenger duty (APD) in his 2014 Budget. Osborne said that “to help British businesses strengthen links with high growth markets, and to … make the UK an attractive option for business visitors and tourists,” the government would abolish the two higher bands of APD (bands C and D) for long-haul destinations.  As a result, with effect from April 1, ...

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