Most of us only take one or two flights a year at most, but we’re taxed the same as the tiny minority who fly all the time.
Here’s a better way: replace the current tax on flights with a fairer system that taxes people according to how often they fly.
Everyone gets one tax free return flight each year.
Tax kicks in at a low rate from the second flight, then goes up a notch for each extra flight in that year.
The extra money is set aside to support greener alternatives to flying.
Most of us only take one or two flights each year at most, while a tiny handful are taking dozens of flights.
Frequent fliers are causing untold environmental damage - and being rewarded for it with generous tax breaks which all of us pay for. As a result, Britain’s skies are already some of the busiest in the world. Yet the aviation industry wants to double the number of planes up there, and are demanding a new runway so they can do so.
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