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DCN high level response to: “CCN response to independent studies on structural reform”

DCN high level response to: “CCN response to independent studies on structural reform” Commenting in response to independent studies looking into potential local government reorganisation in district and county areas published today by the County Councils Network (CCN), chairman of the District Councils’ Network (DCN), Cllr Neil Clarke, said: “Although this report raises some valid questions…

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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…

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100% Business Rate Retention: joint statement on CCN, DCN and RSN shared principles

Joint Statement The County Councils Network (CCN), District Councils’ Network (DCN) and Rural Services Network (RSN) have jointly welcomed the Government’s intention to move to 100% retention of business rates by 2020. Clearly this is ambitious, complex, and challenging, but our networks can support this if it enables further devolution, ensures key services are sustainable…