Air Passenger Duty can play a key role in incentivising investment in new sustainable fuels and technologies, helping drive work to ensure UK aviation is world-leading, supporting both our environmental aims and economic growth.
UK’s aviation industry is key to the success of our local economy: from the many residents directly employed by Heathrow or carriers, to the freight and logistics companies reliant on open transport routes, but that also comes with having to deal with the noise and air pollution it causes. By working to build a greener more sustainable sector we can continue to support growth in aviation and the economy, while mitigating and reducing the impact on residents. Reform of Air Passenger Duty ccould incentivise investment in sustainable aviation technology, helping drive work to ensure UK aviation is world-leading, supporting both our environmental aims and economic growth.
In my response to the recent consultation on Aviation Tax Reform, I have called for a ‘polluter pays’ model for APD, so tax bands are linked to emissions rather than distance travelled. This would mean those companies who investing in greener and cleaner planes and fuels would benefit most, encouraging each company to work with Government in our aim to deliver Jet Zero and reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
You can see my full submission to the recent consultation of Aviation Tax Reform below.