||<p>In the absence of any taxation of international aviation fuel and no VAT on international
or domestic flights, Air Passenger Duty (APD) ensures that the aviation sector plays
its part in contributing towards general taxation and helping to bring down the deficit.
In 2014-15, APD raised £3.2bn, an important part of the Government’s tax revenues.</p><p>
</p><p>Nevertheless, the Government has recently made reforms to APD to cut the longest
haul rates and exempt children, reducing the tax burden by £1.5 billion over the period
2015-2020.</p><p> </p><p>Like all taxes, APD is kept under review with any changes
announced at fiscal events.</p>