Giving cities more tax control should be next step in devolution process

Andrew writes for Public Finance about our new report on where tax is raised and spent in Britain, and what it means for fiscal devolution.

Press release published on 10 July 2015 by Andrew Carter

Devolution will be high on the news agenda again today, with George Osborne expected to announce plans in his budget speech for more cities and regions to take on new powers.

Those plans are unlikely to include offering more control over taxes, a sticking point for cities like Leeds, who have expressed reluctance to introduce a metro-mayor unless fiscal powers are part of the deal too.

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