Air Passenger Duty

Air Passenger Duty

What is Air Passenger Duty ?

APD is an excise duty which is due on chargeable passengers being carried from a UK airport on chargeable aircraft. From 1 April 2013 APD has been extended to apply to passengers carried on board aircraft of 5.7 tonnes or more, irrespective of whether they were carried for a fee.

PICK OF THE MONTH: NASA asks aspiring astronauts to write poetry

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China’s New Carbon Emissions Trading System

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