The SNP have asked that all Scottish MP’s vote against the above inflation rise and to consider devolving this particular tax under Edinburgh’s control
The Scottish government, airports and tourism leaders have called on the UK government to devolve Air Passenger Duty (APD) before the 2014 Commonwealth Games and the Ryder Cup.
In addition The SNP have asked that all Scottish MP’s vote against the above inflation rise and to consider devolving this particular tax under Edinburgh’s control
Here are some key points and quotes as per the BBC News website……….
The majority of MSPs believe the Scottish Parliament should have control over the aviation tax.
It said the Scottish economy could lose £210m a year in tourism spend by 2016.
There is concern that the duty is applied uniformly across the UK, with no consideration given to the differences between a large hub airport like Heathrow, and smaller regional airports such as Dundee.
Transport Minister Keith Brown said: “Scotland will welcome the world in 2014 courtesy of the Commonwealth Games and Ryder Cup, and yet we are in the absurd situation of increasing costs for people who intend to visit Scotland
Gordon Dewar, chief executive of Edinburgh Airport, said airlines were questioning the viability of basing planes in Scotland because of APD
What’s your thoughts and moe importantly regardless of whether Scotland becomes fully independant what would the implications be if as proposed edinburgh takes control of the APD and promptly scraps it…..