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MSPs demand proper report into air travel tax cut

Mar 2, 2017 - The Daily Telegraph (London)

SCOTLAND'S finance minister yesterday faced cross-party criticism for failing to commission any independent research into the impact of his plan to cut a tax on air travel.

Holyrood's finance committee, including its SNP convener, said Derek Mackay should demand an independent study into his proposals to cut air passenger duty by half by the end of this parliament before abolishing it entirely. The MSPs made the recommendation after Mr Mackay admitted in evidence yesterday that his officia

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