Sadiq Khan likens trying to tackle housing crisis without control over revenue to fighting with one hand tied behind his back

The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has urged the chancellor, Philip Hammond, to hand over control of the capital’s booming stamp duty receipts to fund an urgent acceleration in affordable housebuilding.

The Labour mayor described trying to tackle the housing crisis without access to the £3.4bn annual revenue from London home sales as like fighting with one arm tied behind his back.

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