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DCN responds to final Local Government Finance Settlement

DCN RESPONDS TO FINAL LOCAL GOVERNMENT FINANCE SETTLEMENT Responding to the final Local Government Finance Settlement, Cllr John Fuller, Chairman of the District Councils’ Network, said: “District councils will be relieved that the calculation errors in business rates by the Valuation Office Agency have not resulted in significant adjustments to the draft settlement. “We remain…

DCN responds to winning bids to Housing Infrastructure Fund

DCN RESPONDS TO WINNING BIDS TO HOUSING INFRASTRUCTURE FUND Responding to today’s announcement that 133 council-led projects will receive £866 million from the Government’s Housing Infrastructure Fund, Cllr John Fuller, Chairman of the District Councils’ Network, said: “These major funding allocations of £866 million are a welcome boost to district councils, more than half of…

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DCN: ‘UNFAIR’ COUNCIL TAX MEASURES HINDERING DISTRICT COUNCILS’ INTEGRAL PREVENTION ROLE

District councils are pressing for changes to the “unfair” system governing council tax increases which are curbing their key role in prevention amid continuing cuts to their core spending power. In its submission to the final Local Government Finance Settlement, the District Councils’ Network (DCN) has put forward proposals which could help raise an additional…