The Government will explore changes to aviation tax, including switching from a per-passenger to a per-plane duty. Major changes will be subject to consultation.
The 10% above inflation increase in cider duty announced at the March 2010 Budget is being reversed so that cider duty increases match those of other alcohol products. However, a review of alcohol taxation due in the autumn may amend the definition of 'cider'.
The duty on landlines (local loops) announced in the Pre-Budget Report 2009 will not proceed.