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Taxation: Aviation

Volume 476: debated on Thursday 22 May 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the effects of levying aviation duty on business in the UK. (206996)

An initial impact assessment was included in the formal consultation document issued on 31 January 2008.

A final impact assessment will be published at the same time as the policy announcement in the autumn. The main areas covered in the impact assessment will include the impact of the tax on business compliance costs (including estimates of these costs), overall competition in the aviation sector, small firms, other sectors carbon and other environmental effects.