Responding to today’s comments by Scottish transport minister Keith Brown on air passenger duty, Green MSP Alison Johnstone says the real issue is airlines not paying their fair share of taxes.
The minister’s suggestion of a tax cut comes as European airlines forecast increased annual profits of over a billion pounds.
Alison Johnstone, Green MSP for Lothian and a member of Holyrood’s economy, energy and tourism committee, said:
“The real issue is that airlines are getting off scot-free.…
As retailers gear up for the busiest shopping weekend of the year, I’m encouraging people to do what they can to support local firms.
I’m backing the Small Business Saturday campaign which is urging the public to shop local on 7 December.
High streets and small businesses across the Lothians are under sustained pressure from the big chains, so it’s important we do what we can to level the playing field.…