first_img Share Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ THE chancellor scrapped a planned rise in air passenger duty yesterday, but admitted that legal difficulties have shelved a change to aviation tax.Air passenger duty will be frozen this year, with a hike linked to the retail price index planned for April 2012, George Osborne said.The government said in the emergency June Budget it would look to switch aviation tax from a per-passenger to a per-plane duty, to ensure planes flying half-empty would be charged the same as a full flight. Osborne also stopped short of introducing a “Learjet levy”, or tax on business jets, trailed earlier this week to close a loophole exempting corporate jets from the air passenger duty. Osborne instead delayed the plan to 2012, after launching a consultation on the structure of the tax. Lord Sugar slammed this proposal as a PR stunt, claiming “the revenue on private flights, based on the same duties paid by holidaymakers, will not add up to a row of beans”. Wednesday 23 March 2011 9:54 pm whatsapp KCS-content whatsapp More From Our Partners Biden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Tourist tax rise scrapped and Learjet raid delayed last_img

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