EU Environmental Surcharges

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  1. Shano

    Shano Established Member

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    It appears there is a chance that we will be paying an environmental surcharge on flights arriving into and departing from the EU, although this is only draft legislation at this stage.

    Other industries have been subjected to emission monitoring for some time, so I guess that it was only a matter of time before it was applied to the air industry.
     

  2. Kiwi Flyer

    Kiwi Flyer Senior Member

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    I already posted to my blog about this - not good news.
     
  3. Shano

    Shano Established Member

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    You're one step ahead of me Kiwi Flyer... Actually it is probably more than one but that wouldn't fit the colloquism :)
     
  4. NM

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    And just how will the money be spent?
     
  5. Kiwi Flyer

    Kiwi Flyer Senior Member

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    As I understand not earmarked for anything in particular - would just go into the general tax pot of each government. UK (and lesser extent France and Germany) would get quite a windfall from all the longhaul flights.
     
  6. clifford

    clifford Established Member

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    You know Kiwi, I'm a bit disappointed in your response.

    As a citizen of the EU, I think that the environment is important. You obviously don't think so.

    :-|
     
  7. Kiwi Flyer

    Kiwi Flyer Senior Member

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    of course it is important, but if collecting tax for environmental purposes monies raised should be used for environmental purposes - that is not the case here
     
  8. clifford

    clifford Established Member

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    Yes, but that's "here".

    PS, where is here - Oz I assume (NZ is more environmentally sensitive, god bless Helen).
     
  9. Kiwi Flyer

    Kiwi Flyer Senior Member

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    no I am talking about the EU

    the proposal is simply raising a tax under environmental concerns, but AFAIK no requirement for any EU government to spend the funds raised on environment
     
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