Long-haul flights face 'eco tax' in Rishi Sunak's autumn budget

Long-haul flights face ‘eco taxin Rishi Sunak’s autumn budgetwith holidays to Australia and South Africa among those that would cost more

  • Chancellor Rishi Sunak is said to be planning to increase Air Passenger Duty
  • The Treasury revealed earlier this year it was considering raising taxes on flights
  • Likely to be billed as a demonstration of his commitment to the green agenda
  • Families face paying more for holidays to places such as Australia, 남아프리카일본 after next week’s Budget, 그것은 어제 밤에 나타났습니다.

    장관 리시 수낙 is said to be planning to increase Air Passenger Duty (APD) for long-haul flights.

    The Treasury revealed earlier this year it was considering raising taxes on flights to the furthest-flung destinations to make the ‘polluter pay’.

    It said this would ensure that ‘those who travel furthest internationally, and consequently have the greatest impact on the environment, incur the most duty’.

    APD is currently charged in two tax bands – for flights of up to 2,000 miles and of more than 2,000 마일.

    Chancellor Rishi Sunak is said to be planning to increase Air Passenger Duty (APD) for long-haul flights (파일 이미지)

    Chancellor Rishi Sunak is said to be planning to increase Air Passenger Duty (APD) for long-haul flights (파일 이미지)

    The Treasury revealed earlier this year it was considering raising taxes on flights to the furthest-flung destinations to make the ¿polluter pay¿. 사진, [object Window]

    The Treasury revealed earlier this year it was considering raising taxes on flights to the furthest-flung destinations to make the ‘polluter pay’. 사진, [object Window]

    The maximum per passenger is currently £554. While APD is paid by airlines, much of the cost tends to be passed on to travellers.

    Mr Sunak wants a three-band structure, 가디언에 따르면, with flights of more than 6,000 miles facing the highest charges.

    It is likely to be billed as a demonstration of his commitment to the green agenda ahead of next week’s Cop26 climate summit in Glasgow.