Stronger economies

In 2017/18 districts will invest £180m of New Homes Bonus (NHB) and £535m of business rates.

Better Lives

Districts ensure that no one gets left behind by tackling the complex needs…

Stronger Economies

Districts are integral to the UK’s future prosperity as the Planning, Housing…

Enhancing Quality of Life

Districts play a crucial role as local leaders who are on the side of residents. Our priorities are shaped…

Sustainable Finance and Workforce

Districts must work within a financial framework that incentivises and rewards local growth, whilst…

Better Lives

Districts ensure that no one gets left behind by tackling the complex needs…

Stronger Economies

Districts are integral to the UK’s future prosperity as the Planning, Housing…

Enhancing Quality of Life

Districts play a crucial role as local leaders who are on the side of residents. Our priorities are shaped…

Sustainable Finance and Workforce

Districts must work within a financial framework that incentivises and rewards local growth, whilst…

WHO WE ARE

The District Councils’ Network (DCN) is a cross-party member led network of 191 district councils. We are a Special Interest Group of the Local Government Association (LGA), and provide a single voice for all district councils within the Local Government Association.

District councils in England deliver 86 out of 137 essential local government services to over 22 million people – 40% of the population – and cover 68% of the country by area.

District councils have a proven track record of building better lives and stronger economies in the areas that they serve. Districts protect and enhance quality of life by safeguarding our environment, promoting public health and leisure, whilst creating attractive places to live, raise families and build a stronger economy. By tackling homelessness and promoting wellbeing, district councils ensure no one gets left behind by addressing the complex needs of today whilst attempting to prevent the social problems of tomorrow.

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DCN UPDATES

DCN Consultation Response: Provisional Local Government Finance Settlement 2020-21

DCN Consultation Response: Provisional Local Government Finance Settlement 2020-21

The DCN response to the Provisional Local Government Finance Settlement
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DCN RESPONDS TO ENDING OF LOCAL HOUSING ALLOWANCE RATE FREEZE

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COUNCILS WARN OF ‘FLY-TIPPING FARM-AGGEDON’ BLIGHTING RURAL AREAS

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DCN Chairman responds to the Queen’s speech

DCN Chairman responds to the Queen’s speech

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DCN Manifesto asks 2019

DCN Manifesto asks 2019

DCN Manifesto asks - 2019   The District Councils' Network open letter has been sent to party leaders outlining our...
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