DCN responds to social housing green paper

DCN RESPONDS TO SOCIAL HOUSING GREEN PAPER Responding to the Government’s Social Housing Green Paper, Cllr Tom Beattie, Vice Chairman of the District Councils’ Network, said: “As the housing authorities, district councils know how essential social housing is to meet the various needs of our communities and this consultation is a positive step towards improving…

APPG for District Councils Report: Delivering the District Difference

All Party Parliament Group for District Councils Report: Delivering the District Difference   The All-Party Parliamentary Group for District Councils has released a new report “Delivering the District Difference” which you can download using this link. As part of their recommendations in the report, the group has called on the government to empower districts with…

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MPs say ‘Prevent negative RSG and give districts more tools to grow local economies’

A cross-party group of Parliamentarians has called on the government to empower districts with “suitable local flexibilities and incentives” to stimulate growth in the forthcoming spending review. The All-Party Parliamentary Group for District Councils, a cross-party group of MPs and Peers, also urged the Government to take immediate action to prevent over 70% of district authorities…

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DCN responds to appointment of new housing minister

Responding to the appointment of Kit Malthouse MP as the new Minister of State for Housing and Planning, Cllr John Fuller, Chairman of the District Councils’ Network (DCN), said: “The DCN congratulates Kit Malthouse on his appointment to a key role in Government. “As the housing and planning authorities that touch more than 220 parliamentary…