Air Passenger Duty

  User-B4AC5E45-C5DF-44A7-80B2B7B8113A6C82 21:01 04 Nov 2010

Is this just another of the British Government's cons on the gullible travelling public? How does filling the government's coffers reduce the so-called Greenhouse Effect?
Road Tax and Motor Fuel Tax were supposed to be for the upkeep of the road system, they also just go to fill the government's ever increasing need for taxes that sound like they are about to save the planet single-handedly.

  tullie 21:12 04 Nov 2010

Its not a con,hasent it been on the books for a couple of years?Its just a tax increase to fleece us of yet more money.

Why don't they also introduce a "Cow Tax" on the premise that they constantly emit noxious gases which destroy the ozone layer?

  spuds 21:41 04 Nov 2010

If you have your own private jet or aircraft, then this duty will not apply to you.

Forgot about that, must remember to pay my hangar fees!

  Quickbeam 09:09 05 Nov 2010

Only some are not as in it as others, remarkably similar to another similar saying...

Just like the "Fuel Escalator", expect to see it increase year on year.

It's gonna be cheaper, eventually, to buy uour own 'plane.

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