District Councils’ Network responds to Commons Health Committee report on Public Health post-2013

The Commons Health Select Committee today issued a report entitled Public Health Post-2013 – Structures, Organisation, Funding and Delivery Inquiry. In response, Cllr Neil Clarke, chairman of the District Councils’ Network (DCN) said: “The DCN welcomes the Commons Health Committee’s highlighting the crucial role that planning and licensing, which are central responsibilities of districts councils,…

DCN chairman Cllr Neil Clarke, APPG for District Councils Summer Reception

DCN Assembly Speech at LGA Conference – 5 July 2016

DCN chairman Cllr Neil Clarke called for strategic dialogue with Government to boost devolution and financial resourcing necessary to support delivery of 86 vital frontline services and advance the agendas for housing and economic growth, health and wellbeing in district areas – speaking at the DCN Assembly on 5 July held at the LGA Conference in Bournemouth.…

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District Councils’ Network responds to CLG Committee report into 100% retention of business rates

In response to the CLG Committee’s report into 100 per cent retention of business rates, Cllr Neil Clarke MBE, chairman of the District Councils’ Network (DCN) said: “The DCN welcomes this timely report to which we contributed evidence and is keen to ensure that the business rates system supports increased business growth – while ensuring…

Queens' Speech

DCN responds to the Queen’s Speech

In response to the Queen’s Speech, Cllr Neil Clarke MBE, chairman of the District Councils’ Network (DCN) said: “Today’s Queen’s Speech presents a number of opportunities for district councils, namely improvements to the planning process, chances to reform local finance through business rates retention and to digitally connect economies in our areas. “DCN is pleased…