The County Councils Network produces original research, advocacy, and policy solutions across ten key policy areas, which are listed on the right-hand side of this page.
Cutting across all these policy areas is CCN’s latest campaign – Counties: Leading Recovery, Delivering Renewal. This recognises that the network’s advocacy will need to consider how Covid-19 has changed the way we live and work.
For local authorities, the extraordinary circumstances of a global pandemic has encouraged them to rethink the role of public services, the skills and support our workforce needs and the resources needed to deliver for their communities.
In this, county councils and unitary authorities will have a prime role to play in leading recovery efforts – encompassing local economies, climate considerations, reform to social services, and securing greater devolution. Equally, their strategic leadership, ambition, and ability to bring public and private sector partners together positions them as the councils able to deliver social renewal in their local communities, right down to the neighbourhood level.
CCN’s campaign aims to showcase that counties are the authorities able to mix the local and the strategic in leading their communities on the path to recovery. Maintaining the status quo is not an option: county councils and unitary authorities’ place-leadership and ambitions will be critical.