What can London learn from Hamburg on devolution?



As London's mayor bids for more powers for the city ahead of the Autumn Statement, BBC News heads to Hamburg to find out what impact devolution has on a city.
Hamburg, in northern Germany, is unlike most of the country's cities. It is a "city state", which gives it not just a louder voice than counterparts such as Frankfurt and Munich, but also more autonomy over its own affairs.
One of the key tools at its disposal is tax - it gets to decide how to spend some business and property taxes - both pots of money currently denied to the mayor of London.
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22 November 2016 in Business, Views: 44
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