The Heritage Alliance – Invitations to Tender

As part of our new resilience project, made possible by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, the Alliance is putting out three invitations to tender to bring in the professional expertise to help us grow into the future. ‘Resilient Heritage Alliance’ will be a transformational project aiming to move the organisation to a more sustainable footing…

MAC Committee Revises Shortage Occupation List

The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) has published a full review of the Shortage Occupation Lists for the UK. Archaeologists and architects are now included in the Shortage Occupation List, which is a big victory for the heritage sector. However, there are other heritage specialists, such as conservators and other highs skills workers, who haven’t been included, so…

Underwater D-Day Structures Receive Protection

Today (6 June) marks the 75th anniversary of the Normandy invasion. Ahead of the event, wrecks and ruins that were engineered for D-Day have been given heritage protection by DCMS. These include six concrete structures built as replica landing craft for training troops and sunken tanks that were tragically lost during failed assault rehearsals. This…

New Conservation Zones to Protect England’s Marine Habitat

On 31 May it was announced that Environment Secretary Michael Gove has created 41 new Marine Conservation Zones. This marked the most significant expansion of England’s ‘Blue Belt’ of protected areas to date. The new protections will stretch from Cornwall to Northumberland, protecting 12,000 square kilometres of marine habitat. This announcement follows the government’s manifesto commitment to create…

National Cyber Security Strategy: Progress Report

The National Cyber Security Strategy 2016 to 2021 set out the government’s plan to make Britain secure and resilient in cyberspace. A progress report has now been published, which outlines the progress the Government has made, and the impact of their interventions so far against its strategic outcomes. The report focuses on both the power…

Government Agrees to Housing, Communities and Local Government Select Committee Report’s Recommendations

The Government has responded to the recommendations made by the HCLG (Housing, Communities and Local Government) Select Committee report on Brexit and local government. This document sets out Government’s acceptance ‘in spirit and principle’ of all 10 recommendations made in the report. This includes a recommendation for the Government to address workforce shortages in the short term, to which…