To Luke Pollard/ Andy Cohen
Cc Mark Tanzer
Flight Plus TOMS VAT
Luke, as discussed on the phone I am concerned about HMRC seeing Flight Plus as an opportunity to broaden the net of TOM’s VAT to include travel agents that are dynamically packaging. I therefore think its imperative that ABTA as our industry body, seeks written guidance from HMRC as to “exactly” what contractual arrangements must be put in place once Flight Plus ATOL’s are introduced in April 2012.
You begin to wonder if the CAA is playing a clever game by further delaying the release of the consultation paper on the Flight Plus ATOL reform.
As an industry we seem to be slowly accepting that Flight Plus is inevitable and that we just need to make the most of it, until airlines are brought in sometime in the future via the much needed “Primary Legislation” (Just witness the ABTA Matters debate)
However, even this defeatist attitude still requires the CAA to deal with two fundamental issues. Continue reading
Surprisingly the Governments press release this week barely bothered to dress up the need to replenish the coffers of the CAA with the gloss of consumer protection. Continue reading