To help fix EU budget, end aviation’s tax break

By |februar 26th, 2018|Aviation and airlines, aviation emissions, aviation emissions trading scheme, aviation ETS, EU budget, EU budget 2020-2027, EU budget summit, News, VAT|

The European Commission’s move to make it administratively easier to calculate and charge VAT on passenger transport is welcome and long overdue, writes Bill Hemmings. But instead of abolishing VAT breaks for airline tickets, the EU plan will make a weekend trip treated the same as “necessities” such as foodstuffs, or pharmaceutical products, he warns.