Paul Carter

Cllr Paul Carter is chairman of the County Councils' Network and leader of Kent CC
  • Kick-starting the drive for homes

    24 June 2020

    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

    08 March 2019

    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

    06 February 2018

    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

    06 November 2017

    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?

    19 September 2017

    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

    04 July 2017

    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

    18 January 2017

    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

    17 August 2016

    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

    02 August 2016

    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

    06 October 2015

    Cllr Paul Carter asks how the social care market can be salvaged from breaking point.

  • We can help government drive efficiencies

    12 August 2015

    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

    20 May 2014

    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

    10 January 2014

    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

    24 January 2012

    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

    01 June 2011

    Localist funding initiatives can pave the way for faster and cheaper ways of delivering vital infrastructure, says Paul Carter