The rise in passenger tax by the UK Government from November 1 has the potential to cause thousands of job losses, say UK airlines. The British Air Transport Association has warned that the significant rise will make UK passenger tax the highest in Europe and that Britain will be put at a huge disadvantage in the aviation industry. BATA chief executive Simon Buck said: ‘This is the most anti-aviation Government in post-war Britain.’ The 50% increase means a family of four flying economy to the Caribbean will pay £300 in Air Passenger Duty – up from £200 at present. In

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