Devolution

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-07-23
Session date: 
July 23, 2014
Reference: 
2014/2782
Question By: 
Tom Copley
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

What is your response to the Communities and Local Government Select Committee report on fiscal devolution?

Answer

Answer for Devolution

Answer for Devolution

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I very much welcome the House of Commons Communities and Local Government Select Committee report following their recent inquiry into 'Fiscal devolution to cities and city regions'. As you will be aware, I submitted written evidence to the committee and I also appeared before them to give evidence. Their detailed and considered report echoes many of the recommendations of the excellent London Finance Commission report, for example, by calling for the devolution of property taxes from Whitehall to London's government and other English cities, as well as concluding that English cities should be given greater control over how money is raised and spent in their areas.