Caribbean Community (CARICOM) chairman Dr Kenny Anthony has written to Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne on the “deleterious effect” the controversial United Kingdom Air Passenger Duty (APD) tax continues to wreak on Caribbean economies.
The APD, introduced in 1994, is a British environmental tax aimed at offsetting aviation’s carbon footprint. In its initial stage, it was set at £5 (US$7.85) per person. Since then there have been several increases.
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