THA meeting with Secretary of State, Karen Bradley, and Heritage Minister, John Glen

Loyd Grossman and our CEO, Lizzie Glithero- West, recently met with Secretary of State, Karen Bradley, and Heritage Minister, John Glen to discuss the asks in our Heritage Manifesto. Ministers reiterated that they had heard the concerns raised by the sector around Brexit, and on fiscal measures, they encouraged the sector to focus on one key evidenced…

Book your place at Heritage Day with keynote speech from Heritage Minister John Glen

Booking is now open for the biggest event in the heritage calendar – The Heritage Alliance’s annual Heritage Day on 5th December 2017. Heritage Day 2017 will be held in London’s spectacular Grade-I listed RSA House built by the Adam brothers in 1774. Join our Chairman Loyd Grossman CBE, Heritage Minister John Glen MP, and further…

Is heritage good for your health? Share your views!

The Heritage Alliance would again like to thank all of those who attended our 2017 heritage debate ‘Is heritage good for your health’. If you were unable to attend, you can now listen to the audio and view the slides here. The debate raised some good points and highlighted useful case studies from our panellists. Now…

THA meeting with DCLG

The Alliance recently met with the team working on heritage within the Department for Communities and Local Government. We raised many of the issues set out in our Heritage Manifesto and elsewhere, including interim protection – see below for the latest on this. We stressed the importance of ensuring that heritage protection is not inadvertently…

THA response on reform of the new homes bonus

The Alliance has responded to the 2018-19 Local Government Finance Settlement Technical consultation in relation to proposals to reform the operation of the new homes bonus. The proposals would reduce the New Homes Bonus payment in relation to the number of homes allowed on appeal which may put greater pressure on Local Authorities to accept schemes, including…

THA briefing on Unpaid Work Experience (Prohibition) Bill

The Unpaid Work Experience (Prohibition) Bill, a private member’s bill introduced by Lord Holmes of Richmond (Conservative), had its second reading on 27 October 2017. The Bill as currently drafted could bring heritage volunteering within its scope. The numbers of heritage volunteers rose from 575,300 in 2014/15 to 615,500 in 2015/16 – more than the population of…

Heritage 2020: #HeritageChat on 16 November

The first #HeritageChat will run on 16 November 2017, 13.00-14.00 (UK time). #HeritageChat is a new monthly TwitterChat being coordinated by Heritage 2020 on behalf of the historic environment sector. The first session is being led by the Historic Houses Association, tweeting as @HeritageChat, and will explore innovation and entrepreneurship in heritage (tying into Global…

Free revised ‘Crossing the Threshold toolkit’ launches 3rd November

The Historic Religious Buildings Alliance and the Diocese of Hereford are pleased to announce that the new edition of Crossing the Threshold: a step by step guide to developing your place of worship for wider community use and managing successful building projects goes online from Friday 3rd November. This was made possible by the award of a £12,000…

Shakespeare Birthplace Trust join Heritage Alliance

The Heritage Alliance is delighted to welcome the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust as our newest member. The Trust is the independent charity that cares for the world’s greatest Shakespeare heritage sites in Stratford-upon-Avon, and promotes the enjoyment and understanding of Shakespeare’s works, life and times all over the world. Established by Act of Parliament in 1847,…