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Welcome from our new Chairman

Welcome message from the new Chairman I’m Sam Chapman-Allen and I’m delighted to be the new Chairman of the District Councils’ Network. I’ve been the Leader of Breckland District Council in Norfolk since May 2019 and a district councillor for...
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Levelling up places: A series of case studies demonstrating districts’ power in place

Levelling up places: A series of case studies demonstrating districts’ power in place This new pamphlet showcases how districts are reimagining town centres and explores the breadth and scale of ambition we have for our communities – raising local skills...
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District Councils’ Network responds to IFS report into council finances

District Councils' Network responds to IFS report into council finances Commenting on the IFS report warning of council tax rises of 3.6% a year under current government spending plans, Cllr Sharon Taylor OBE, District Councils' Network spokesperson for Sustainable Finance...
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Spending Review 2021: DCN calls for financial certainty and sustainability as the essential foundations for levelling up

Spending Review 2021: DCN calls for financial certainty and sustainability as the essential foundations for levelling up Shire districts will deliver the levelling up agenda by driving stronger economies and better lives in every street: close enough to communities to...
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Levelling up towns and cities in non- metropolitan England; principles for county devolution

Levelling up towns and cities in non- metropolitan England; principles for county devolution A new paper from the District Councils' Network Levelling up towns and cities in non-metropolitan England, outlines how the Government can realise levelling up ambitions at a...
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