Boris Johnson at the London School's Quiz
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Boris Johnson backs calls for more tax powers

The mayor of London has backed calls by a group of MPs to give English cities more control over tax money raised from business rates and stamp duty.

Boris Johnson said ministers "could not ignore" the "excellent" findings by the Local Government Committee's report.

The government has rejected the proposals saying they would drive up taxes.

BBC London's Political Editor spoke to Mr Johnson and Colin Stanbridge from the London Chamber of Commerce.

  • 09 Jul 2014
  • From the section London