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Welsh government urges UK to devolve air passenger duty

The U.K. government’s review of the air passenger duty prompted the Welsh government to call for full devolution of the levy, while regional airline Flybe defended its arrangements with HM Revenue & Customs.

The Welsh government noted that the cross-party House of Commons Welsh Affairs Committee had recommended full devolution of APD to Wales by 2021. Devolution has also been backed by all parties represented in the Senedd, the National Assembly for Wales, it added. There is “no good reason not to put Wales on an equal footing with Scotland and Northern Ireland” in terms of APD, Finance Minister Rebecca Evans said …

My news story for Tax Notes (paywall), January 18:

Welsh Government Urges U.K. to Devolve Air Passenger Duty