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DCN representation to Autumn Statement 2016

The DCN has submitted a representation to HM Treasury ahead of the 2016 Autumn Statement timetabled for 23 November. This response focuses primarily on the need to ensure districts, as strategic housing and planning authorities, are best able to help deliver the Government meet its housebuilding ambitions and  that moves to full business rates retention…

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District Councils’ Network responds to DCLG consultation: ‘Self-sufficient local government: 100% business rates retention’

In response to the DCLG consultation into 100 per cent retention of business rates, Cllr Neil Clarke MBE, chairman of the District Councils’ Network (DCN) said: “The DCN has appreciated this valuable opportunity to contribute to this consultation, which although admittedly of a general nature, has given participants the chance to consider the ultimate goals…