Interpretation learning and training survey

The Association for Heritage Interpretation [Alliance member] is interested in what you have to say about learning, training and development. We want to ensure that our training and development events and opportunities are the best they can be for our members and for the heritage and countryside sectors as a whole. With this in mind,…

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Civil Society Futures review

The independent Civil Society Futures review has published four questions for consultation. What purpose does civil society fulfil now? What purpose will civil society need to fulfil in the future? What do you think they should/should not be doing? What is driving or inhibiting change in civil society? How will different forms of civil society respond to…

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Committee seeks views on natural environment, rural communities and biodiversity

The Select Committee on the Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006 has published its Call for Evidence. Interested parties are invited to submit written evidence to the Committee by 11 September 2017. Lord Cameron of Dillington, who chairs the Committee, said: ‘The Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006 sought to deliver against the then…

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Aviation Strategy Consultation

The Government is consulting on developing a new Aviation Strategy for the UK.  This strategy will be very important for national and regional tourism growth. The strategy aims to set out aviation policy until at least 2050 and aims to ensure that the UK has a safe, secure and sustainable aviation sector. The strategy will have…

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Tourism sector deal: Have your say

The Government’s industrial strategy calls for sectors to pitch for a deal. The Alliance is currently working with others on a heritage sector deal. Visit Britain has launched a consultation to support a new sector deal for tourism. The tourism deal will focus on: • Improving productivity • Improving infrastructure and connectivity • How to…

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Changes to DCMS Statistical Publications

DCMS is reviewing its statistical outputs including the Taking Part Survey, DCMS Sector Economic Estimates and the Community Life Survey to meet the growing demand for analysis to inform policy decisions. These proposals are set out in its statistical work plan. Of particular interest to the heritage sector are: Taking Part: survey of cultural and…

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DCMS Culture Project

DCMS has launched their online discussion portal and want as many people as possible to engage with it. A change in Ministerial portfolios within the Department means this project is being led by the newly appointed Arts Minister, John Glen MP, with support from Matt Hancock MP, the Minister of State for Digital. Please watch…

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Tell Historic England your views about its online advice and guidance

Historic England is carrying out a review of its online advice and guidance to find out if the right information is being provided to the right people in the most effective way. The findings will help to inform future improvements to the content and delivery of this information. If you have searched for and/or used…

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The Raynsford Review of planning: Call for evidence

The Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA)’s Raynsford review of planning has issued a call for evidence. The review aims to identify how the Government can reform the planning system to make it fairer, better resourced and capable of tackling the major challenges which confront the nation. The task force is keen to hear from…

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Open consultations

These consultations are currently open: 30 June 2017 – VAT review (Office for Tax Simplification) 5:30pm 5 July 2017 – Preserving the free use of public parks The Heritage Alliance will share its responses to consultations in due course. Members are invited to share views on these with us so that we can incorporate these…

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