CCN in the press: May 2016

CCN News 2016 | 09 June 2016

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The County Councils Network was referenced several times in both the trade and national media in May. Coverage included stories on academisation, potential local government reorganisation, business rates, and the Bus Services Bill.

BBC News: Government climbdown over forced academies plan

The Telegraph: Whitehall must work with councils to improve Britain’s education system

The MJ: Essential needs review must break status quo

LGC: Splitting up counties will threaten progress on children’s services

Public Sector Executive: Mayoral combined authorities to be given powers over bus franchising

Route One: Mixed response to the Bus Services Bill

EEF: Local government reorganisation in England: What it means and why it matters to businesses

Schools Week: Embrace us, don’t cut our funds

Local Gov: Counties call for bus powers to be given to all councils

The MJ: Counties feel friction and tension over reorganisation plans