The rich pay less....

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One in 10 flights leaving UK airports are now private jet flights, which can be up to 30 times more polluting than standard flights – but someone on a standard flight could be paying more tax than someone on a private jet.

One in five private jet flights don’t need to pay ‘air passenger duty’ at all, and most of the rest only pay the standard rate.

Find out more in Jetting away with it: How private jets pollute the most and pay the least, a new report from Possible, the climate action group.

They say: ‘Let’s ban fossil-fuel-powered private jets by 2030 at the latest and introduce proper taxes which reflect the harm they inflict on our climate.’