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English councils propose 'Tesco tax'

26 July 2014 Last updated at 08:46 BST

A group of local councils in England is formally asking the government for new powers to tax large supermarkets, a plan dubbed the "Tesco tax".

Derby City Council, which is calling for the proposal, says the levy could raise up to £400m a year.

A similar tax already operates in Northern Ireland and Scotland.

Jon Brain reports.

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