DCN responds to social housing investment announcement

Responding to an announcement by Government of £1.67 billion to build affordable homes and a £1 billion increase in the housing borrowing cap, Cllr Mark Crane, DCN Lead for Stronger Economies, said: “If the housing cap was lifted completely this would allow district councils to build the houses this country needs. Whilst the additional £1…

DCN responds to draft analysis of Letwin review

Responding to draft analysis of the Letwin review into housebuilding, Cllr John Fuller, Chairman of the Districts’ Council Network, said: “The draft analysis from the Letwin review shows there is now a pressing need to rebalance the negotiating power between developers and councils following land allocation in favour of the planning and housing authorities so…

Big Ben and Houses of Parliament and Portcullis House from Westminster Bridge

DCN responds to Theresa May’s speech on NHS funding

Responding to Theresa May’s keynote speech on NHS funding, Cllr John Fuller, Chairman of the District Councils’ Network, said: “Whilst we welcome the announcement of an additional £20 billion promised for the Health Service, we will only get full value if we focus on prevention to keep people healthy and prevent illness. “District councils are…

DCN and Grant Thornton Transformation in localities toolkit

Background to the toolkit The Toolkit builds on our previous DCN research and the preliminary findings of the APPG Inquiry. It aims to help districts achieve their ambitions for collaborative transformation, be that structural or non-structural solutions– working both with each other and with other partners. We hope that the toolkit will support districts to…