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A Scottish replacement to Air Passenger Duty - Strategic Environmental Assessment Screening and Scoping Report

A Scottish replacement to Air Passenger Duty - Strategic Environmental Assessment Screening and Scoping Report

Monday, March 14, 2016

ISBN: 9781786520913

The aim of this report is to set out and seek views on how the environmental effects that may arise from a new tax replacing Air Passenger Duty in Scotland from 1 April 2018 will be considered in a Strategic Environmental Assessment.

Executive Summary

“A consultation on a Scottish replacement to Air Passenger Duty” is a document seeking views on how a new tax replacing Air Passenger Duty (APD) in Scotland should be structured and operated to help achieve the Scottish Government's objective of

generating sustainable growth by boosting Scotland's international air connectivity.

 

The aim of this report is to set out and seek views on how the environmental effects that may arise from the new tax will be considered in a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA). Views are being sought at this early stage to ensure that the assessment proceeds with an effective evidence base that has been informed by key stakeholders, organisations and the general public.

 

The consultation will close on Friday 3 June 2016.