The London Finance Commission Seminar

Finance Commission4The purpose of this event was to consider the report of the London Finance Commission and its potential impact on the capital.  The report was commissioned by the Mayor of London and was published in May.  Against the backdrop of a fast-rising population and consequent infrastructure needs, the Commission proposed that London’s sub-national government

should have greater control over local tax-raising, and a wider tax-base.

Tony Travers, who chaired the LFC, presented its findings.  Responses and discussion were from Professor Henry Overman, Director of the Spatial Economics Research Centre at LSE, Hugh Grover, Director of Fair Funding, Performance & Procurement at London Councils and Jill Rutter, Programme Director, Institute for Government.

Programme

London Finance Commission
Tony Travers

Resourcing the Boroughs: challenges and opportunities
Hugh Grover
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