DCN Spring Assembly: Meeting the Financial Challenge

Dear Colleague,

DCN Spring Assembly 2017: “Meeting the Financial Challenge”
BT Tower Auditorium, 60 Cleveland Street, London, W1T 4JZ

You are warmly invited to the DCN’s Spring Assembly on Wednesday 24th May from 11:00 – 15:00 at the BT Tower auditorium (registration from 10:30).

At a time of rapid change in local government this Assembly will focus on local government finance, including business rates and district council commercial innovation, and present an opportunity to discuss financial challenges in your area with your peers. It will also provide a chance to question government ministers and opposition spokesperson on financial issues.

Due to security reasons and venue capacity all district council leaders and chief executives who wish to attend must register on this page. This is likely to be a popular event so please register as soon as possible to avoid disappointment as spaces are limited. 

Invited speakers include Marcus Jones MP, Minister for Local Government, an Opposition spokesperson (TBC) and Abdool Kara, Executive Leader of the National Audit Office. The event will be held at the BT Tower and due to security procedures photographic identification (i.e. a passport or drivers licence) must be brought with you.

Discussions will include, the “opportunities and challenges of 100% business rates retention for district councils” and “how district councils can become financially self-sustainable with a commercial approach”. A full programme will be shared closer to the time.

This event will be followed by the separate District Council All Party Parliamentary Group reception at the House of Commons, hosted by Mark Pawsey MP, which will see the launch of the APPG report on collaboration and devolution. You will receive a separate invitation to attend this reception but please do enter the below details into your calendar if you wish to attend.

London, House Of Commons, Wednesday 24th May from 16:00 to 18:00.

Best wishes,
The DCN Team