CCN in the media: May 2018

CCN Latest News, CCN News 2018 | 06 June 2018

The County Councils Network secured prominent coverage in the trade, national, and local press during a busy May – with stories placed on the network’s research on home to school transport costs in rural areas, and special educational needs overspends. The network also made the news with its reaction to James Brokenshire’s appointment as Secretary of State for the Ministry of Housing, Communities, and Local Government. Below is a roundup of coverage.

BBC News: Free school transport lost for 20,000 pupils

The Independent: More than 20,000 rural pupils no longer allowed free school transport as cash-strapped councils struggle

The Guardian: Tens of thousands of pupils in rural areas ‘denied free school transport’

Yorkshire Post: The Yorkshire Post says – rural areas pay the price again. School transport concerns

The Independent: Councils forced to raid funds from overstretched state schools to support rise in special educational needs pupils

LGC: Jane Scott: Resistance to Buckinghamshire unitary plan is not based in reality

The MJ: Association of County Chief Executives – a time for leadership and reflection

Public Sector Executive: Javid replaced after being appointed to the Home Office

Politics Home: Councils attack ministers over ‘need to raid state schools funding to support special educational needs’

The Guardian: Tory council at risk of bankruptcy calls for fairer funding fix