In recent months the Government has been keen to paint itself as a leader on environmental issues, as it gears up to host a major climate summit this Autumn. But this week’s news ministers are planning to cut tax for domestic flights is the latest in a series of controversial policy decisions that risks tarnishing this reputation before the summit has even begun. The plans were announced by the Prime Minister on Wednesday as part of plans to “level up and boost connectivity” across the UK. A consultation is expected to propose either an exemption on Air Passenger Duty (APD) for the return leg of a trip, or a halving of the current £13 per flight levy.
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