CCN Conference 2017: Review







CCN would like to thank all delegates, speakers, and sponsors who made this year’s CCN Conference such a success.

This year’s theme was a ‘new deal’ for counties and around 200 delegates attended the event in Marlow Buckinghamshire, which featured speeches the Secretary of State for Communities & Local Government, prominent MPs, think tanks, and key local government figures, debating the big issues and opportunites facing counties.

Read CCN’s headline conference story here and CCN’s response to the Secretary of States’ speech here.

Below, you can view each session’s slides and footage from each one.



Monday, November 2017

CCN Chairman Paul Carter’s Opening Speech

Devo 2.0: The Case for Counties

Phillip Blond, Director, ResPublica
Cllr Martin Tett, Leader of Buckinghamshire County Council
Cllr Martin Hill, CCN Devolution Spokesman
Baroness Scott, CCN Spokeswoman for Governance & Reform

Philip Blond

Practical Actions to Reduce DToC

Matt Baker, Newton Europe
Rosie Seymour, Deputy Programme Director, Better Care Support
Cllr Ian Stewart, CCN Communities & Wellbeing Spokesman

Children’s Social Care: Pressure and Practice in Counties

Isabelle Trowler, Chief Children’s Social Worker
Lisa Pascoe, Deputy Chief Inspector, Ofsted
Emily Frith, Children’s Commissioner
Cllr Ian Hudspeth, CCN Spokesman for Education & Children’s Services


Isabelle Trowler

Cllr Nick Rushton

Fair and Future Funding for Counties

Rob Whiteman, Chief Executive, CIPFA
Duncan Whitfield, President, Association of Local Authority Treasurer Services
Cllr Nick Rushton, CCN Spokesman for Local Government Finance
Cllr Byron Rhodes, Deputy Leader of Leicestershire County Council

Lord Porter of Spalding – LGA Chairman

Lord Maude of Horsham – Working with the Civil Service

Andrew Gwynne MP – Shadow Secretary of State for Communities & Local Government

Sajid Javid – Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government




Tuesday, November 21

Elections and Reputation

Ben Page, Ipsos MORI

Ben Page

Housing and Infrastructure – The Emerging Role of Counties

A Sustainable Solution to Social Care: CCN’s Approach to the Social Care Green Paper


Michael Macdonnell, National Director of Health System Transformation, NHS England
Richard Humphries, Senior Fellow, The Kings Fund
Cllr Colin Noble, CCN Health & Social Care Spokesman

Industrial Strategy, Brexit & Skills