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District councils respond to allocation of the £1bn funding for councils this winter

District councils respond to allocation of the £1bn funding for councils this winter Responding to the confirmation of how the £1 billion of support for councils announced by government will be allocated, Cllr Sharon Taylor, District Councils’ Network Lead Member for...
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District councils respond to Comprehensive Spending Review announcement

District councils respond to Comprehensive Spending Review announcement Responding to the Chancellor’s announcement that a one-year Comprehensive Spending Review will take place at the end of November, Cllr Sharon Taylor, District Councils’ Network Lead Member for Sustainable Finance and Workforce,...
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SUPERSIZE COUNCILS WOULD WIPE ‘LOCAL’ GOVERNMENT OFF THE MAP – WARNS NEW REPORT

SUPERSIZE COUNCILS WOULD WIPE ‘LOCAL’ GOVERNMENT OFF THE MAP – WARNS NEW REPORT Moves to create supersize councils would be “the greatest act of municipal vandalism in living memory” and mean local government “would cease to exist”, a new independent...
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Bigger is not better: the evidenced case for keeping ‘local’ government

Bigger is not better: the evidenced case for keeping ‘local’ government   Given the scale of the challenge ahead of us, the acute need for effective and rapid local support in our communities, and the critical importance of strong and...
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DISTRICT COUNCILS RESPOND TO CORONAVIRUS ENFORCEMENT ANNOUNCEMENT

DISTRICT COUNCILS RESPOND TO CORONAVIRUS ENFORCEMENT ANNOUNCEMENT Responding to the announcement of £30m for councils to support enforcement and compliance with COVID-19 restrictions, Cllr Dan Humphreys, District Councils’ Network lead member for enhancing quality of life, said: “We are pleased...
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