Plaid Cymru airport tax bid

Plaid Cymru MP Jonathan Edwards will table an amendment to the UK Government’s Finance Bill in a bid to speed up transfer of control of Air Passenger Tax to the Welsh Government.

Devolving the airport duty is one of the recommendations of the recent Silk Commission Report. Mr Edwards is urging Labour MPs to support his amendment.

The UK Government-sponsored Silk Commission in its first report recommended the full devolution of minor taxes such as Airport Duty, Aggregates tax, business rates, landfill tax and Stamp Duty, in addition to a tax-sharing arrangement for income tax.

There are three important reasons why the Welsh Government should be empowered with fiscal powers as advocated by the Silk Commission.

Sourced from ITV Wales

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