Coronavirus: District Councils Respond to Government Welfare Announcement

Coronavirous: District Councils Respond to Government Welfare Announcement Responding to the announcement by the Chancellor that the Local Housing Allowance rate will be lifted, Cllr Giles Archibald, DCN Better Lives spokesperson, said: “Districts have repeatedly called on the Government to ensure the Local Housing Allowance covers the costs of housing. There are too many householders…

District Council Response to COVID-19

District Council Response to the COVID-19 Illness This is a fast-moving situation; the response to the Covid-19 illness has profound implications for the health system, for residents, businesses, the economy and district councils themselves. While the Government coordinates the national response, the Prime Minister is clear that councils will lead the local effort to beat…

District Councils’ Network Responds to Planning Proposals

District Councils’ Network Responds to Planning Proposals Responding to the Government’s planning proposals announced today by the Housing Secretary, Cllr Mark Crane, District Councils’ Network lead member for stronger economies, said: “Reforming planning fees is an opportunity to resolve the significant under-resourcing of council planning teams. We believe councils should be able to set these…