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 in the Press- Chairman-ElectIn July the trade press covered the appointment of Councillor Paul Carter as CCN Chairman-Elect and his priorities for his tenure.
Cllr Paul Carter – Chairman-Elect StatementFollowing the resignation of Cllr David Hodge as Chairman, the County Councils Network (CCN) today (27th July) have announced that Cllr Paul Carter, Leader of Kent County Council, has been elected Leader of the CCN Conservative Group unopposed.
CCN Statement – Care Act ImplementationLast Friday (17th July), the Government delayed implementation of Part Two of the Care Act. This statement sets out CCN's position relating to the delay.
Government must not claw back funding for care cap after shelving policy, warn councilsCCN call for all funding for the Care Act in 2015/16 to be retain and the £6bn of planned expenditure on the reforms to be invested in adult social care.
Opinion: The Sustainability of County Care MarketsCCN's Policy Manager, James Maker, recently penned an opinion piece for the MJ setting out the fragility of county care markets, particularly in light of part 2 of the Care Act reforms due to go live in April 2016.
First rural devolution deal for Cornwall announced by the Prime MinisterComment from CCN's Acting Chairman, Cllr Mark Hawthorne, in response to today’s announcement of a devolution deal for Cornwall.
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.
CCN Report: Assessing the Superfast Broadband Rollout in CountiesThe findings of our survey into broadband development in county areas, with a focus on the challenges and opportunties.
CCN Consultation Response - Proposed flexibilites in forming CA/EPBCCN response to the DCLG consultation on the proposed flexibilities for local authorities in forming a CA/EPB.
CCN Consultation Response - LGF Settlement 2015-16Response to the Local Government Settlement 2015-16.