Government responds to CCN's academy concernsAfter the County Councils Network raised concerns about forced academisation, the Government could be set to change its policy.
CCN voices concerns over academisationThe County Councils Network has warned there is a 'grave risk' that education standards won't improve if the Government's plan to force all schools to become academies becomes policy.
CCN in the Press: March 2016The County Councils Network were referenced on a number of occasions in the trade media in March. Stories covered a range of topics including the Budget, New Homes Bonus and Devolution.
CCN Response to Budget 2016 AnnouncementThe County Councils Network Chairman, Cllr Paul Carter, responds to the Budget 2016 and the implications for local government.
CCN in the Press: Local Government Finance Settlement (February 2016)CCN's submission to Government on the Local Government Finance Settlement and policy positions have continued to receive media coverage in the trade and local press.
CCN Reaction to Announcement of Final Local Government Finance SettlementYesterday (8/02/16) Greg Clark announced the final Local Government Finance Settlement. Cllr Paul Carter, CCN Chairman, has responded to this stating that the final settlement was well received, but still remains extremely challenging.
CCN in the Press: Local Government Finance Settlement (January 2016)CCN has been working hard on behalf of its members to make an evidence-based case to Government highlighting how the provisional Local Government Finance Settlement will impose disproportionate reductions in funding on county areas, particularly in 2016/17 & 2017/18.
Health & Social Care in Counties: Funding, Demand & Cost PressuresDuring 2015, LG Futures were commissioned by CCN to undertake an analysis in relation to health & social care funding and expenditure. For the first time, this new analysis maps social care and Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) funding to local authority boundaries. The research examines the comparative levels of funding and potential demand and cost pressures for CCN members compared to other authority types.
CCN Submission: Schools National Funding Formula ConsultationThis submission sets out CCN's position on the proposed schools national funding consultation.
CCN Budget Submission 2016This submission outlines proposals for ensuring that CCN member councils are able to support the Government’s agenda on growth, public sector reform, and health and social care integration.
CCN Submission: Impact of CSR on Health & Social CareCCN submitted its response to the Health Select Committee inquiry in to the Impact of CSR on Health & Social Care in January 2016.
CCN Submission: Health Select Committee Inquiry: Public Health Post-2013CCN submitted evidence to the Health Select Committee Inquiry on Public Health Post-2013 on behalf of its members in December 2015.
CCN Response: Local Government Finance SettlementCCN submitted its response to the Local Government Finance Settlement on Friday 15th January.
Delivering Children's Services in Difficult Times On Monday 16th November the County Councils Network launched a report in to Delivering Children’s Services in Difficult Times.
CCN Response to independent IPPR study.Read CCN's response to the independent study IPPR study into county devolution and governance.
CCN Submission to the APPG Inquiry on Better Devolution for the Whole UKThe APPG for Reform, Decentralisation and Devolution in the UK are currently undertaking an inquiry in to Better Devolution for the Whole UK. CCN submitted a response to this inquiry in October 2015 on behalf of its member councils. The fi...