Hollyrood gets power to set Air Passenger Duty

The Scottish Tourism Alliance has welcomed the recommendation, made by the Smith Commission on 27 November, that control of Air Passenger Duty be devolved to Scotland.

STA Chief Executive Marc Crothall said: “The Scottish Tourism Alliance has been campaigning hard for a removal or at very least a reduction in Air Passenger Duty. We are, therefore, delighted that the industry’s recommendation to Smith to devolve the control of this tax to Holyrood has been supported. We now call for the UK government to legislate to allow Scottish Government to act as swiftly as they can to reduce, or better still, remove APD altogether.”

Crothall added that Scotland had delivered some world-class events this year, tempting many visitors to return.

“Making that opportunity all the more attractive and affordable by removing or reducing APD is just one of many game changers that will help us achieve our Tourism 2020 growth ambition and vision,” Crothall added.
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