Allowing Business Rates flexibility to improve infrastructure would help the economy of the whole nation.
Posts by Philippa Roe
Leader of Westminster City CouncilFollow @
More can be achieved in reducing long term unemployment and defeating anti social behaviour.
There are a whole host of powers that should be devolved to the Mayor and the boroughs in order to get better results. Top of my agenda is fiscal devolution.
My time as leader of Westminster Council, the powerhouse of London, has proved that I get things done.
The current relationship between local and central government compares to having your first ever current account, topped up occasionally by the bank of mum and dad.
Councils need more financial autonomy to provide the homes and infrastructure for a growing population and economy.
We need to move away from the centrally driven, one size fits all approach