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If you want to get this briefing by email, sign up here. FLYBE: UK AIR PASSENGER DUTY CUT CONSIDERED. With the airline Flybe in danger of collapse, Chancellor Sajid Javid is considering cutting the air passenger duty on all domestic flights. The change, if implemented, would allow the Exeter-based firm to defer a tax bill and set up a rescue plan. Some 2,000 jobs are at risk if Flybe fails. Air passenger duty is currently £13 for a single domestic flight, with higher rates for longer and premium flights. But, writes BBC business editor Simon Jack, cutting it would hit public finances and could make it harder for the UK to reach its carbon emissions target. We look at why Flybe is so important to its customers. Full story

14 January

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