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ADT Stakeholder Forum

Role of the group

We established the ADT Stakeholder Forum (previously the Scottish APD Stakeholder Forum) in August 2015 to help inform the development of policy and legislative proposals for an APD replacement tax in Scotland.

The forum's members come from a broad range of sectors including airlines, airports, travel organisations, business representatives, tax accountancy and legal professional bodies and environmental organisations.


The following organisations will be invited to nominate a representative to attend meetings of the forum:

Scottish Airports:

  • AGS Airports Limited (owner of Glasgow, Aberdeen and Southampton airports)
  • Airport Operators Association
  • Glasgow Prestwick
  • Global Infrastructure Partners (owner of Edinburgh, Gatwick and London City airports)
  • Highlands and Islands Airports Limited


  • British Air Transport Association
  • easyJet
  • flybe
  • International Airlines Group (owner of British Airways, Iberia and Vueling)
  • Loganair
  • Ryanair
  • Thomson Airways
  • Virgin Atlantic

Private jet services:

  • NetJets


  • Scottish Chambers of Commerce
  • Scottish Council for Development and Industry

Tax accountancy and legal:

  • Chartered Institute Of Taxation
  • Institute for Chartered Accountants Scotland
  • Law Society of Scotland

Environmental and climate change:

  • Scottish Environment LINK
  • Stop Climate Chaos Scotland

Travel organisations

  • Scottish Passenger Agents' Association
  • ABTA