Caroline Dinenage MP today wrote to the Chancellor in support of the campaign to cut the cost of a family holiday by scrapping the tax on children's flights.
Scrap the Tax on Family Flights calls on the Government to scrap the Air Passenger Duty (APD) on children's tickets (2-11yrs), giving families the break they deserve by helping to make their annual holiday more affordable – and delivering a vital saving, as many household finances continue to be stretched. Currently, children pay the same tax on their tickets as adults, despite there being a well-established principle that children are exempt from taxation, for example VAT on food and clothing.
Commenting, Caroline said "Families in Gosport deserve a break, and the Government should be helping them to make an annual holiday less strenuous on the family Budget. The Government have toughened up rules on taking kids out of school during term time, so alongside that should take steps to make family holidays more affordable.
That's why I'm calling on the Chancellor to scrap the tax on children's flights and I'm asking my constituents to support the campaign by going online and finding out how much tax they pay on their children's flights."
More details about the campaign can be found at http://www.afairtaxonflying.org/scrap-the-tax-on-family-flights/.