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DCN responds to Disabled Facilities Grant review

Responding to the publication of an independent review into the Disabled Facilities Grant, DCN spokesperson for Better Lives, Mayor Kate Allsop said: “As the housing and planning authorities we are disappointed that this Independent Review to government into Disabled Facilities Grants (DFGs) did not take the opportunity to confirm that DFGs should be paid directly…

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DCN responds to research into commercial investment

Responding to recent research into commercial investment, Cllr Mark Crane, DCN lead for stronger economies, said: “District councils have punched above their weight in terms of savings made through shared services but have also faced the biggest reduction in their spending power since 2015 compared to other types of councils. “To address these significant funding cuts and…

DCN responds to new housebuilding figures

Responding to new housebuilding figures published by Government, District Councils’ Network Chairman, Cllr John Fuller, said: “Year on year district councils continue to deliver the housing this country desperately needs. “The 2017/8 statistics evidence that Districts were responsible for just under 100,000 of these housing completions which is more than any other type of authority…