Letter: Hidden cost of goods that travel too far

Sir: Beatrice Purser (Letters, 21 August) is right in cautioning that car reduction measures could result in cars becoming the preserve of the rich.

Punitive taxation of road use is fundamentally at odds with the Government's aim of a flexible workforce. In the current climate of short-contract working and precarious job security, it seems grossly unfair to fine additionally those who are forced to seek work away from where they live.


Shoreham, West Sussex