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A carbon tax is almost certain, the DfT have a Call for Evidence at the moment which should concern every member of the travel community.
They are inviting thoughts on a carbon tax for all forms of transport, including private cars and aviation is clearly an easy target. They seem to be moving towards an idea that airlines or their agents must offer carbon offsets for every flight, perhaps based on how efficient the plane is (imagine the fun of working that out) but leaving it up to the customer to decide whether to pay it or not. The reality I suspect will be that few, if any, will pay so the government will make it compulsory in due course.
Trying to get APD reduced, as ABTA and the airlines have been for years and years is a dead horse and the way the current Prime Minister is throwing money around with promises here, there and yonder, we are more likely to see an increase than a reduction
Put up the price of APD and turn it into a carbon tax to fund sustainable aviation. It is a nice idea but the government give up all those billions to the exchequer no chance, governments talk a good green game but when it comes to the walk that is another matter.
Absolutely right about APD even the Jinxed Party lead by Nigel and his band of wandering minstrels would even consider a reduction. Change the record.