Published: 9th Sep 2019

The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has called for greater devolution to the UK’s cities and regions, saying it would boost economic growth across the country. Giving London – along with the country’s other cities and regions – greater powers and funding responsibilities would allow local governments to make better spending decisions on housing, transport and infrastructure, he said. Khan’s statement came as he launched two new reports highlighting London’s contribution to the UK economy, London and the UK – A Declaration of Interdependence and the evidence base for his new Local Industrial Strategy. Khan said: ‘It’s well established that London is a global city – but it’s also an English city and a British city too. I want to strengthen those ties, which we won’t achieve by making London poorer through cutting levels of investment. ‘Instead, we’ll do it by helping the rest of the country become more prosperous … (To read the full article, subscribe below)