£2billion In 'Holiday Tax' Just To Escape Britain
Those flying off are forced to pay Air Passenger Duty, VAT and insurance tax.
- The TaxPayers' Alliance said the tax take equates to an average of £56 for every many woman and child who flies overseas each year
- It warns UK flight taxes are the most expensive in the world, adding hundreds of pounds to some holidays
- A family of six travelling to Spain 'will have faced an average tax bill of £187 on their flights and holiday purchases in the UK'
Families forking out for flights to the sun, together with all the summer clothes and travel insurance, are paying a staggering £2billion ‘holiday tax’, it is claimed.
For a combination of Air Passenger Duty, VAT and insurance tax are imposing a huge financial burden on families who already struggle to afford a foreign break.
New research from the TaxPayers’ Alliance warns UK flight taxes are the most expensive in the world, adding hundreds of pounds to some holidays.