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DCN responds to announcement on negative RSG

DCN RESPONDS TO ANNOUNCEMENT ON NEGATIVE RSG Responding to the Government’s announcement ensuring councils will not lose out through negative RSG in 2019/20, Cllr John Fuller, Chairman of the District Councils’ Network, said: “The District Councils Network is delighted that the Government has listened to the concerns of our members and that its preferred option…

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DCN responds to announcement on Local Enterprise Partnerships

DCN RESPONDS TO ANNOUNCEMENT ON LOCAL ENTERPRISE PARTNERSHIPS Responding to the Government’s policy paper on “Strengthened Local Enterprise Partnerships”, Cllr Mark Crane, spokesperson for the DCN Stronger Economies workstream, said: “Whilst the DCN welcome Government’s recognition that economic geographies often cross administrative boundaries, we remain concerned that the removal of overlaps may limit the ability…

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MPs say ‘Prevent negative RSG and give districts more tools to grow local economies’

A cross-party group of Parliamentarians has called on the government to empower districts with “suitable local flexibilities and incentives” to stimulate growth in the forthcoming spending review. The All-Party Parliamentary Group for District Councils, a cross-party group of MPs and Peers, also urged the Government to take immediate action to prevent over 70% of district authorities…

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DCN responds to appointment of new housing minister

Responding to the appointment of Kit Malthouse MP as the new Minister of State for Housing and Planning, Cllr John Fuller, Chairman of the District Councils’ Network (DCN), said: “The DCN congratulates Kit Malthouse on his appointment to a key role in Government. “As the housing and planning authorities that touch more than 220 parliamentary…