The ‘Digital Infrastructure Fund’ has been announced

New Digital Infrastructure Investment Fund will unlock over £1 billion for full fibre broadband across the country. The Government’s £400 million Digital Infrastructure Investment Fund (DIIF) will unlock over £1 billion for full fibre broadband, and kick-start better broadband connections across the country. Ministers seek to revolutionise Britain’s digital infrastructure, making internet access more reliable…

Written questions on heritage and the EU

Kevin Brennan, Shadow Minister for Arts and Heritage, posed a written question asking the Secretary of State for DCMS, what recent discussions she has had with heritage sector representatives on establishing a budget for collaborative research projects on conservation issues between the UK and other countries. John Glen, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for DCMS, replied…

IHBC/ Civic Voice Conservation Areas 50th Anniversary update

Historic England, working with Civic Voice (CV) and the IHBC [Alliance members], has released results of two parallel surveys of IHBC and CV members’ perceptions of conservation areas in their 50th anniversary year. Key points include: Almost all respondents from both groups felt that conservation areas had been in some way successful at protecting heritage,…

The Taylor review of modern working practices

The Taylor review of modern working practices has made a number of recommendations which may affect the heritage sector. Perhaps the most important is the recommendation on interns. Any reforms the Government makes must not jeopardise volunteering which is key to supporting the heritage sector. The Review states: ‘We believe that the law is clear…

Lake District becomes the 31st UK World Heritage Site

T­­­he English Lake District, a cultural and ancient landscape in North West of England that inspired Romantic poets and conservationists including William Wordsworth, John Ruskin and Beatrix Potter, has been inscribed onto UNESCO’s World Heritage List. The bid was submitted by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and Historic England as the UK’s…

Social Investment Consultancy and Support Sessions

The main workshop programme has ended but other training still remains. One-to-one-support sessions: Free one-hour sessions with one of our expert trainers. Find out more and book. Social Investment support sessions: Free one-hour sessions with our Social Investment partners. Find out more or complete this survey to book. In-house workshops: For £300 we can deliver…