Sadiq Kahan, Labour’s shadow London Minister and a potential candidate for Mayor, has committed his party to greater devolution in the capital.
Writing in the Evening Standard, the Tooting MP says the party would increase the amount of money available both to City Hall and London’s local authorities.
Mr Khan also suggests the capital’s local and regional governments could get greater powers to tackle the challenges facing its citizens.
Some of these, such getting local people back into work, he says would be “most efficiently delivered by small groups of local councils working together”.
However he suggests other areas, such as planning, are best delivered at a regional, city-wide level by Mayor and London Assembly.
In addition to “hundreds of millions of pounds” being passed down to London’s Local Enterprise Panel, Mr Khan says “London government will be given more control over business rates revenue — holding on to more of the benefits of growth.”