Air Passenger Duty

I am aware that many of you have concerns about the recent rise in Air Passenger Duty.

In the budget the Government announced there would be an 8% increase in duty from April 2012 and another rise by inflation in 2013.

This rise in duty will not only affect people wishing to take their annual summer holiday and the many constituents who visit family abroad, but could also have a negative effect on the aviation industry and trade.

I have immediately written to the Rt Hon George Osborne MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer to raise this issue and when I receive a reply I will post it on my website. If you would like to receive a paper copy please get on touch.