More than half of Conservative MPs believe an APD reduction should be considered and half of all MPs believe the tax is damaging the economy.
61% of Tory MPs believe a reduction should be considered to stimulate growth according to a new survey published today by ABTA, with 57% believing APD is damaging the economy. 51% of all MPs believe a reduction could increase the competitiveness of the UK economy.
The research comes as more than 250,000 emails have been sent to MPs asking for a review on the impact of current APD levels. 96 MPs have also backed the Fair Tax on Flying campaign.
Mark Tanzer, CEO of ABTA, said: " The very fact that half of MPs believe current rates of APD are damaging the economy is a clear indication we need a review into the impacts of this tax before it does any further damage.
"Other governments, such as the Dutch, abolished the tax after a review found that the revenue raised was outweighed by the revenue lost."
Tuesday, September 11, 2012