County leaders react to new Prime Minister and Communities Secretary appointmentsCounty Councils Network chairman Paul Carter has congratulated both Theresa May, who has become the new Prime Minister, and Sajid Javid, who has been appointed Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government.
CCN in the press: June 2016The County Councils Network was referenced several times in the trade press during June. Coverage included stories on the Bus Services Bill, business rates, delayed transfers of care, and Brexit.
CCN reacts to BrexitThe electorate have spoken, expressing their wish to will leave the European Union. For local government and CCN member councils, this decision will have major implications.
County councils call for additional funding after delayed transfers cost NHS £300millionDelayed transfers of care in county areas cost the NHS over £300million last year, prompting calls for additional funding to help councils stay afloat.
Ministers urged to make bus franchising available to all county authoritiesCouncil leaders have written to Ministers urging them to make bus franchising powers available to county authorities, otherwise rural areas face being left behind in public transport reforms.
CCN in the press: May 2016The County Councils Network was referenced several times in both the trade and national media in May. Coverage included stories on academisation, potential local government reorganisation, business rates, and the Bus Services Bill.
CCN in the news: Government announces academies climbdownAfter the County Councils Network raised concerns over the Government's forced academisation policy, the national media approached CCN to get its take when the Department for Education announced a climbdown on the policy.
County leaders welcome Government climbdown over academies planCounty Councils and County Unitaries in England have welcomed an announcement by the Education Secretary that they will no longer force all schools in England to become academies.
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...