November 2022, Virtual
21 November 2022, Hilton London Metropole
A consultation into the impact of Air Passenger Duty on Northern Ireland is to be held as part of the deal between the Conservatives and Democratic Unionist Party (DUP).
The two parties today (June 26) agreed a long-awaited “confidence and supply” arrangement following Prime Minister Theresa May’s failure to secure an overall majority in the House of Commons after the general election earlier this month.
As part of the deal, the UK government has made a series of new financial promises, valued at up to £1 billion, to improve infrastructure within Northern Ireland.
These commitments include improving broadband speeds and creating “enterprise zones” to “boost investment and help unlock the full potential of Northern Ireland”.
The agreement also states: “A detailed consultative report will be commissioned into the impact of VAT and APD on tourism in Northern Ireland to recommend how best to build upon the growing success of that sector.”
The DUP has agreed to “support the government on legislation pertaining to the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union; and legislation pertaining to national security.”