TakeVAT strikes again
TakeVAT, the group which caused disruption at Heathrow two weeks ago, has struck again. This morning they "subvertised" an advertising billboard on a busy South London street as part of their ongoing campaign to highlight the fact that the aviation industry pays no VAT.
Speaking on behalf of the group, Cameron said, "When VAT has just gone up to 20% for the rest of us, it is unfair that one of the dirtiest and noisiest industries in the world doesn't pay any."
Rumour has it that TakeVAT have come out of yours truly, Plane Stupid. They plan more UK-Uncut type actions as part of their ongoing campaign.
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NO VAT on new *Aircraft. We pay VAT. Why don't they?
The aviation industry pays no VAT. Officially. There is no VAT charged on airline tickets or the purchase of aircraft. It is simply unfair that one of the dirtiest and noisiest industries in the world pays no VAT when it has gone up to 20% for all of us and for the rest of business and industry. We take direct action to highlight this injustice.