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HM Treasury – consultation on aviation tax reform

01 July, 2021

HM Treasury – consultation on aviation tax reform

Sally Cairns

Milena Büchs

Consultation response   Transport & Mobility

Sally Cairns and Milena Buchs

This consultation proposes to reduce air passenger duty (APD) for domestic flights and to increase the number of distance bands for international flights.

The CREDS’ consultation response challenges some of the assumptions in the proposals on APD, including on regional economic benefits and the interaction with lower-carbon travel alternatives.

We also used findings from CREDS’ research to show that a ‘frequent flyer’ levy – as recommended by the Committee on Climate Change and the UK Climate Assembly – would offer a socially progressive approach as well as aligning with broader environmental objectives.

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Publication details

Cairns, S. and Buchs, M. 2021. HM Treasury – consultation on aviation tax reform. CREDS consultation response 024 | June 2021.

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