SIR – Dr Williams calls for a new tax on bankers, but there is no need for yet another tax: the United Kingdom's fiscal system is chaotic enough as it is. There is only one fair tax – income tax.
Money earned in this country should be taxed in this country. Whatever ends up in a person's pocket is surely fair game for the tax man. Salaries, bonuses, and payments-in-kind should be taxed alike: all are income.
If we start to single out particular professions for higher taxation we will tie ourselves in knots. What next? A tax on writers for wearing out library shelves?
Rev Richard Haggis