CCN in the media: December 2018 and January 2019

CCN Latest News, CCN News 2019 | 01 February 2019

The County Councils Network was referenced in the media almost 100 times in December 2018 and January 2019, with stories ranging from the network’s response to the Local Government Finance Settlement, reflections on 2018, the social care green paper, and our new research on councils reducing cultural spend.

The Financial Times: Care for disabled hit as austerity bites closer to home 

Public Finance: Local Government Finance Settlement round-up

The MJ: Councils receive £250m ‘shot in the arm’ for SEND services

The Telegraph: English counties urged to fly their flags

The LGC: David Williams: To sustain social care, councils need a prime role

The MJ: Let’s build on the positives of 2018

BBC News: Council cuts have ‘hit cities and north hardest’

The Independent: Council funds for libraries, museums, and galleries reduced by nearly £400m 

The Guardian: Councils say more arts cuts inevitable amid rising social care need