CCN in the news

CCN in the Press: Business Rate RetentionOn 6th October the Chancellor, George Osborne, announced that ‘By the end of the Parliament, local government will be able to retain 100 per cent of local taxes – including all £26 billion of revenue from business rates – to spend on local government services.’

CCN Comment: Business Rate RetentionDavid Borrow, CCN Finance Spokesman, responds to the Chancellor's announcement at the Conservative Party Conference that local government will be able to retain 100 per cent of local taxes.

CCN in the Press- DevolutionIn September the Trade press featured stories citing the County Councils Network and its policy position and comment on devolution.

New Homes Bonus: 'Call for review of two tier funding split'As part of its Spending Review submission, the County Councils Network (CCN) called for Government to review their New Homes Bonus policy, including the reform two-tier allocations, with upper counties receiving a minimum allocation of 60%.

New Chairman of County APPG ElectedPeter Aldous, MP for Waveney, Suffolk, has been elected as Chairman of the County All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) following a meeting on 15 September.

English care homes facing financial ruin, say councilsCouncillor Paul Carter has written to the Secretary of State for Health outlining concerns that despite a delay in the implementation of the Care Act part 2, local care markets will remain on the brink of collapse without investment from Government. This story has been covered in detail by the national print media, including the Telegraph and Guardian.

CCN in the Press- DevolutionIn July CCN achieved significant press coverage in the trade press and other forms of media on the subject of devolution and combined authorities.

CCN Work

CCN Business Plan 2015-16 The CCN Business Plan 2015-16 sets out the organisation's vision, aims and objectives. The document also outlines CCN team responsiblilities and highlight's work that has delivered over the past six months. 

County Devolution - Full ReportFull report of County Devolution, featuring new analysis and detailed proposals across a range of local government activity.