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Government agrees to protect district council functions

Levelling Up Bill: Government agrees to protect district council functions The District Councils’ Network has welcomed Michael Gove’s move to end the risk that district council services could be taken away from them without local consent. The Levelling Up Secretary...
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‘Every community and every individual will feel poorer’ – DCN responds to Autumn Statement

DCN responds to Autumn Statement: ‘Every community and every individual will feel poorer’   District councils have little alternative but to scale back universal services which matter to all local residents after the chancellor signalled a real-terms fall in their...
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Empowered councils can deliver net zero and clean growth

Empowered councils can deliver net zero and clean growth Local government should be empowered to independently fund clean growth projects and lead the drive to hit net zero in local communities, a report from Localis, co-commissioned by DCN, today urges....
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Hunt warned: further cuts will weaken shire communities

Hunt warned: further cuts will weaken shire communities District council leaders say they will have no option but to cut hugely valuable local services which will diminish towns and communities across England should further cuts be imposed upon them. They...
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Four-fifths of councils running out of accommodation for homeless people

Councils are running out of temporary accommodation in which to house growing numbers of people who are becoming homeless, exclusive research reveals. The District Councils’ Network insight also reveals how the cost-of-living crisis has spurred a huge increase in demand...
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