This years CCN Conference saw over 170 delegates descend on Guildford in Surrey for a two-day event that had a jam-packed roster of high-profile speakers, sessions, and workshops. CCN would like to thank all speakers and sponsors at the Harbour Hotel this year.
County leaders heard major speeches and Q&As sessions from key figures such as Communities Secretary Sajid Javid, Transport Secretary Chris Grayling, and Ben Page, chief executive of Ipsos MORI, which were sandwiched between panel sessions and presentations debating the biggest issues facing the local government sector.
Titled The Future of County Public Services, the event emphasised the importance of county governance, and how strong county leaders can be a key ally for this Government and how counties will continue to deliver quality and sustainable services for our millions of residents.
All of the sectors most hotly-debated topics were examined over the two days, ranging from a session on fairer funding from Leicestershire County Council, to the delivery of STPs with a panel of experts, to sessions on the role of counties in economic growth and housebuilding.
Below, you can view the slides from each session.
For a complete set of videos from the conference, visit CCNs YouTube page here.
Andrew Sentance, Former Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England and PwC Economic Advisor
Nigel Edwards Chief Executive, Nuffield Trust
Mark Lloyd Chief Executive, Local Government Association
David McNulty – Chief Executive, Surrey County Council
Fair Funding Based on Need County Finances
Cllr Byron Rhodes and Chris Tambini Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Finance and Resources, and Head of Strategic Finance at Leicestershire County Council
Pete Moore, Society of County Treasurers President – Business Rates Localisation: Risks, Challenges & Opportunities.
Perception, Reputation and Devolution
Ben Page Chief Executive IPSOS MORI
Role of Counties in Education and Childrens Services
Dave Hill, Director of Childrens Services, Essex County Council Alan Wood, DfE Advisor on role of LG in Education
Role of Counties in Delivering Housing and Infrastructure
Brian Reynolds – Programme Director for the Cabinet Office/LGA One Public Estate (OPE) programme & Specialist Advisor to the Commercial Director for LG Develop Jonathan Goring Chief Executive, Lovell
Role of Counties in Supporting Economic Growth
Chris Richards Senior Business Environment Advisor, EEF Stephen Evans, Chief Executive – Learning and Work Institute