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Isles of Scilly Helicopter Tax Scrapped.

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11:15am 21st December 2011

A tax row that threatened the future of the helicopter link to the Isles of Scilly is over.

The government was considering hitting the route with air passenger duty.

That could have meant tickets going up £170

Now ministers are backing down.

11:15am 21st December 2011

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