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Councils’ cost-of-living support services threatened by £900m funding gap

Councils’ cost-of-living support services threatened by £900m funding gap Crucial local services to help people through the cost-of-living crisis and save money for the wider public sector are threatened by inflation, District Councils’ Network research reveals. Rising costs mean district...
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DCN and Penna announce partnership

DCN and Penna announce partnership Penna, the leading local government recruiter, has entered into a partnership with the District Councils’ Network which will see it support the DCN’s flagship Staff Development Programme. The Staff Development Programme looks to nurture rising...
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DCN and Capita announce partnership

DCN and Capita announce partnership The District Councils’ Network is pleased to announce Capita as a new strategic partner. Our partnership will generate new ideas on breaking down silos in local government, transforming local public services and other important issues...
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District Bulletin: must-reads and noticeboard for September

This article features essential information from DCN's September District Bulletin newsletter.   MUST-READS: Our round-up of the crucial articles for district councils Financial Times (£): Inflation surge forces councils to cut UK ‘levelling up’ projects The BBC: Rising costs threaten...
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An opportunity has arisen to be ministers’ growth agenda partners

An opportunity has arisen to be ministers’ growth agenda partners The economic direction of travel under Liz Truss will differ from that under her predecessors Jonathan Werran, Chief Executive, Localis The poignant images of the late Queen Elizabeth II, clearly...
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