Letter: Budget blow

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The Independent Culture
Sir: I was disappointed to see that the cheaper tax regime was to only apply to cars with engines of less than 1100cc.

Being of a somewhat large build (6ft 2in, 17 stone) I am unable to take advantage of this tax reduction as small- engined cars tend to come with small driver compartments, too small for me to be able to fit into and drive safely, if at all. (I have sat in cars whereby the ergonomic design of the driver space meant that I could not reach or use the brake pedal.)

I wonder if this is the first instance of people being forced to pay more tax simply because of their size?


Reading, Berkshire