Commenting following the Mayor of London's devolution summit this morning (Monday 14 July), Cllr Claire Kober, Chair of London Councils, said:
"We are united with the Mayor in calling for the greater devolution of powers from Whitehall.
“Given the challenges now facing London, it is critical that we seek a devolution deal that sees boroughs as equal partners with the Mayor, London’s businesses, and the Government in securing the future success of our city.
"Devolution would enable London local authorities to continue to deliver essential public services during a period of austerity - and to forge ahead with the much needed integration of health and social care; skills and employment services; as well as tackling the city’s housing crisis.
"Bringing London together at this time is essential to solve the problems that concern Londoners the most."