Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Blair rules out air fuel tax

Guardian Online

Aviation fuel - kerosene - is unique in being tax free. Environmentalists claim the exemption deprives the government of around £7bn a year and breaches its own 'polluter pays' principle.

"I do not think you're going to have any political consensus for saying we're going to slap some huge tax on cheap air travel."

He doesn't give a damn.


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