Cllr Paul Carter is chairman of the County Councils' Network and leader of Kent CC
Kick-starting the drive for homes
Cllr Paul Carter sets out themes and critical actions identified in a new essay collection for a housing-led recovery, commissioned by Localis.
Kent is well placed in the event of post Brexit disruption
Leader of Kent CC Paul Carter remains optimistic that a 'sensible and pragmatic' withdrawal agreement will be secured, but he believes that due to the hard work and commitment of all agencies Kent is well placed should disruption occur post Brexit.
Growing our own talent
Cllr Paul Carter and Cllr Kevin Bentley celebrate nine years of the Bruce-Lockhart Scholarship as competition hots up for this year’s LGA Local Government Challenge
Councils need to be at the heart of a local skills renaissance
Cllr Paul Carter explains why he believes devolution to the counties has the power breath life into local labour market strategies.
What happened to county devolution?
Cllr Paul Carter says the Government needs to devolve to two-tier areas as well as just cities.
Full county devolution could be perfect tonic
The Government should be ambitious and seriously consider full fiscal devolution to county areas, argues chairman of the County Councils' Network, Cllr Paul Carter.
Bold steps for radical reform
Counties will be at the forefront of in the search for innovative, sustainable solutions for social care, writes Cllr Paul Carter.
Taking Matters into counties’ own hands
The role of counties can be transformed through bold devolution and far-reaching reform to public services. Cllr Paul Carter expands on the launch of a new campaign.
Devolution at a snail's pace
Devolution is now more relevant than ever but progress is slow and government must ditch the unnecessary bureaucracy, says Cllr Paul Carter
Teetering on the edge
Cllr Paul Carter asks how the social care market can be salvaged from breaking point.
We can help government drive efficiencies
As budgets reduce and pressures build, we must re-calibrate funding to meet demand as efficiently as possible, writes Cllr Paul Carter, chairman-elect of the County Councils Network.
PluggedIn by Paul Carter
Kent CC leader points to CCN evidence showing BCF is providing desperately required momentum for change across health and social care.
Counties can't shy away from monumental Care Bill challenges
CCN continues to strongly support the principles behind the Care Bill, but counties can’t shy away from the monumental challenges it creates.
Why Kent abolished the post of managing director
Paul Carter explains how Kent County Council's decision to abolish the post of managing director is part of a much bigger picture.
Kent at the crossroads
Localist funding initiatives can pave the way for faster and cheaper ways of delivering vital infrastructure, says Paul Carter