Over 200 delegates in Marlow in Buckinghamshire heard from expert and high profile speakers, such as the new Levelling-Up Secretary Michael Gove MP, Shadow Local Government Sectary Steve Reed MP, Chair of the government’s review into children’s social care Josh MacAlister, former Health Secretary Alan Milburn and Chair of the Health Select Committee Jeremy Hunt.
Below, you can watch the plenary sessions from this year’s event.
Day One – Morning
CCN Chairman Cllr Tim Oliver’s opening speech (from 27 minutes)
The Future of Children’s Social Care (from 44 minutes )
Adult Social Care Reform (from 1 hour 27 minutes)
Delivering County Deals (from 2 hours 59 minutes)
Planning Communities (from 3 hours 45 minutes)
Day One – Afternoon
The Role of Counties in Net-Zero (from 25 minutes)
Local Government Association View (from 57 minutes)
Liberal Democrat View (from 1 hour 12 minutes)
Labour View (from 1 hour 32 minutes)
Conservative View (from 1 hour 53 minutes)
Local Government Finance (from 23 minutes)
Where Next for Levelling-Up (from 1 hour 10 minutes)
Leading Recovery, Delivering Renewal (from 2 hours 29 minutes)
CCN has also released two reports during the conference.
The first, produced with Newton, contains emerging findings from a major project looking into the future of children’s social care and possible reform. Read our press release here.
The second report we launched was with Grant Thornton.
This report independently assesses governance options and structures for possible county devolution deals, and looks at what powers should be devolved to county authorities.
The report echoes CCN’s call that further deals must be negotiated quickly once the first tranche have been concluded, and calls for devolution to be rolled out in counties across the country.
Read our press release here.
Thanks to all of our CCN Annual Conference 2021 Partners!