poppy10 wrote: »
Whereas before the tax rise, they would have paid £180 in APD.
I don't think anyone is going to cancel their annual family holiday over an extra £60, split between four people, when they're spending £1600 on flights and probably the same again on accommodation and other expenses. The country needs to hike taxes and cut spending to balance the books, and this rise seems fair enough to me.
SurfBowlSC wrote: »
Maybe families just need to be a bit more realistic and look closer to home for their holidays!
What's to stop them using a ferry or the Eurostar?!
Take the car and drive some of it. My best holiday memory is going to the World Cup in 1998, driving through Western France and camping.
EdCov wrote: »
It's really tough on people who have long haul relatives.
If it encourages people to fly short haul rather than long haul then it has to be a good thing. While everyone needs a holiday, everyone does not need to fly long haul, and flying long haul for a holiday that you could just as well do short haul may be good for airlines, but is not responsible for the environment or in the long run the economy.
There is only so much fossil fuels and using them up unnecessarily is not good for the economy either.
That does not mean I support the insane implementation of this tax, I don't, it needs to be better implemented. No one likes tax but it is necessary.
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