Is there anything the Government does not tax?
It has been calculated the Government rakes in over £3bn from our holidays each year.
A combination of VAT and air tax.
A family of four travelling to Spain will pay an extra £137 on their flight tickets.
I believe all businesses should itemise how much we are paying in tax on the products and services we buy.
I think we will all be in for a shock.
It comes as research shows that the relative cost of ticket taxes in the UK is the highest in the developed world. The tax burden on holidays abroad now stands at over £3.1billion – that’s £69 for the average holidaymaker in Britain. A family of four travelling to Spain this summer, with two children under 16, will face an average tax of £137.27 on their flights and holiday purchases.