This petition was submitted during the 2010–2015 Conservative – Liberal Democrat coalition government

Petition Abolish or reform the Airport Passenger Duty and protect Caribbean economies from a decrease in tourism

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Despite numerous appeals and a lengthy consultation the UK Government has decided not only to rule out a restructuring of the tax which would level out the disparity to the Caribbean region but to increase the APD by an additional 10%.

The UK Government also confirmed the treasury will not offset revenues raised through the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) against APD, meaning that passengers will be taxed twice when they fly from January 2012.

We hereby call on the United Kingdom Government to abolish or reform the Airport Passenger Duty to protect the tourism sector in the Caribbean and to provide equality of access and opportunity for British citizens of Caribbean origin or descent to travel to their countries of origin.

Thank you in advance in anticipation of your support

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