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.
CCN in the Press-The Sustainability of Local Care MarketsIn September the Trade press produced a number of stories citing CCN’s report County Care Markets: Market Sustainability and the Care Act.
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 Submission: CLG Committee Inquiry- Cities & Local Government Devolution BillCCN submitted evidence to the inquiry with the interest of ensuring devolution can be extended across the country to county and city areas, in a way that is appropriate to the local area.
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.
CCN Spending Review Submission 2015 CCN's submission to Government's 2015 Spending Review.
County Care Markets: Market Sustainability & the Care ActGround-breaking research report by CCN and LaingBuisson examining the sustainability of local care markets and the potential impact of the Care Act.
CCN Response to Business Rates Review Consultation CCN's response to HM Treasury review of business rates.
CCN Briefing - Queen's Speech 2015CCN analysis of the key implications of the Queen's Speech 2015.
Devolution, Growth and Public Sector Reform: County & District CollaborationA joint statement on the necessity of further devolution to County and District areas, to support economic growth and service transformation.
County Devolution - Full ReportFull report of County Devolution, featuring new analysis and detailed proposals across a range of local government activity.