The infamous British Air Passenger Duty, which can add as much as $450 to airfare for a family of four flying trans-Atlantic to or from Britain, may have met its match in the Scottish vote against independence earlier this fall.
Seem complicated? Well, the British government, as part of its campaign to keep Scotland in the U.K., promised much more autonomy for Scotland, and it turns out that control of the APD for Scottish airports is part of the package. The Scots intend to slash or abolish it, hoping to reap $200 million in tourism dollars from people choosing to fly to the north instead of to England.
Seeing that as a big issue, anti-APD forces in England have renewed their calls for doing away with it, and want a UK-wide solution instead of region by region. Click HERE for more.