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Last week, I commented on the issue of airport retailers and their practice of requesting Boarding Passes to support airside purchases, and I asked the question, 'why?'. To be strictly fair and transparent - two things we in the SPAA always try to be - our colleagues at Glasgow Airport responded quickly with a detailed - and reassuring - Q&A briefing (click here to view) laying out the fairly complex tax and duty regime with which airport retailers have to comply. In brief, it clarifies why - certainly on 'duty-free' sales - the shops must view Boarding Passes, and how they go about ensuring consumers are properly compensated for any tax saved by the retailer. We're grateful to the team at GLA for their prompt and reassuring follow-up, and happy to pass the full briefing on to Members.

It's another demonstration of how important communication and cooperation are - like our reaffirmation, during the week, of our ongoing cooperation with colleagues in ABTA (see News at www.spaa.org). As the political landscape between Westminster and Holyrood continues to... click below to read on!

 
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Hi all...

Summer is just around the corner at last!  Will we be basking in sunshine this year?  Mmm I wonder?

Lots happening with SPAA as usual.  The SPAA travel quiz heats start this month, if you haven’t got your teams in yet, there is still time to enter in Edinburgh or Aberdeen, amazing prizes from our sponsors once again this year. Register your teams with jhogarth@spaa.org. 

Lots to share with you this month so I’ll crack on...

Gayle Gordon - futureSPAA

 

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