Boris is right (on this)

Dear editor,

I rarely agree with Boris, but he is right when he says any additional costs for upgrading the Tube must not fall on London farepayers and taxpayers.

Instead as landowners are the hidden beneficiaries of good urban transport, ministers should follow Ireland’s recent example and introduce an annual Land Value Tax on all land, to fund transport improvements and cut taxes on work and incomes that damage our economy.

Dave Wetzel
Vice-Chair, Transport for London, 2000-8