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Making Devolution Work

  • By London Councils

Following the Scottish referendum result, the issue of devolution is in the air: not just to Scotland but to cities, towns and regions in the rest of the UK. 

As part of its work at the party conference season 2014, London Councils partnered with the UK's core cities to press the case for urgent devolution to cities. At present, London government retains only 8 per cent of the taxes the capital generates, compared with more than 50 per cent in New York.

Making Devolution Work outlines how to ensure London remains a world-city by allowing it more scope to set its own affairs over key areas like housing, skills and employment. 

An Easy Read version for people with learning disabilities is also available to download.