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Budget 2021: Representation from the District Councils’ Network

Budget 2021: Representation from the District Councils' Network The Covid-19 pandemic has intensified and accelerated the financial pressures faced by district councils following a decade of austerity. The pandemic has created a perfect storm– with districts facing additional cost pressures,...
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District Councils’ Network on extra protection for rough sleepers and renters

District Councils' Network on extra protection for rough sleepers and renters Responding to the Government’s extension of the eviction ban and £10 million of additional funding for councils to support rough sleepers, Cllr Giles Archibald, DCN Better Lives spokesperson, said:...
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Chairman’s Update to DCN members – December 2020

Chairman's Update to DCN members - December 2020 Cllr John Fuller OBE, Chairman, District Councils' Network Dear colleagues, What a year it has been. It has been an unprecedent time for our councils, and our communities. Our lives have been...
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DCN responds to technical consultation on a new model for shared ownership

DCN responds to technical consultation on a new model for shared ownership The DCN calls on the Government to take steps to protect shared owners from unfair practice and excessive interest rates, calling on major mortgage lenders to make suitable...
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District Councils’ Network responds to provisional Local Government Finance Settlement

District Councils’ Network responds to provisional Local Government Finance Settlement Responding to the provisional Local Government Finance Settlement, Cllr John Fuller OBE, Chairman of the District Councils’ Network, said: “District councils have been on the frontline fighting coronavirus and leading...
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