On 27 October, the Chancellor of the Exchequer presented the Autumn Statement and the Spending Review, both of which have important implications for the heritage sector.
In his speech, the Chancellor mentioned that this Autumn statement was a ‘three-part plan to protect the jobs and livelihoods of the British people’; to continue to do ‘whatever it takes to support the British People and businesses’ in the pandemic; once the economy is on the way to recovery, to: ‘begin fixing the public finances’ and finally, to ‘begin the work of building our future economy’. The speech also frequently referenced the Government’s aim of ‘levelling up’ Britain.
For more information, read our full briefing on the Autumn Statement and Spending Review
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