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DCN responds to the Government’s business rates review

In our response to the first tranche of the Government's review of business rates, DCN sets out our position on reform to reliefs and the multiplier. We always value hearing our members' views - do get in touch to discuss...
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GOVERNMENT IS FORCING LOCAL AUTHORITIES TO CHOOSE BETWEEN RECOVERY AND UNJUSTIFIED REORGANISATION, WARN DISTRICT COUNCILS

GOVERNMENT IS FORCING LOCAL AUTHORITIES TO CHOOSE BETWEEN RECOVERY AND UNJUSTIFIED REORGANISATION, WARN DISTRICT COUNCILS Any move to redraw the local government map scrapping districts in favour of creating a series of enormous councils larger than any found across the...
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DCN RESPONDS TO SIMON CLARKE ANNOUNCEMENT

DCN RESPONDS TO SIMON CLARKE ANNOUNCEMENT Responding to Simon Clarke’s decision to step down from government, Cllr John Fuller OBE, Chairman of the District Councils’ Network, said: “I’m very sorry to hear that Simon has stood down and thank him...
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Power in Place: Devolution and Districts Driving Our Recovery

Power in Place: Devolution and Districts Driving Our Recovery   Devolution should back the success of districts in delivery. It should not distract from the local recovery effort or reduce delivery capacity through forcing reorganisation into a less local, less...
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DISTRICT COUNCILS NETWORK ON EVICTION BAN EXTENSION

DISTRICT COUNCILS NETWORK ON EVICTION BAN EXTENSION Responding to the Government’s four-week further extension to the eviction ban, Cllr Giles Archibald, DCN Better Lives spokesperson, said: “The Government is right to have granted this extension, which will move thousands of...
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