The King’s Speech 2023: Our analysis for the Heritage Sector

Policy News

King Charles III gave his first King’s Speech as the reigning monarch on Tuesday 7th November 2023. He had previously delivered the Queen’s Speech in May 2022, on behalf of his mother. This was Rishi Sunak’s first State Opening since becoming Prime Minister for the governing Conservative Party, and it is likely to be the last King’s Speech before the next UK general election (which must be held no later than 28 January 2025).

The Heritage Alliance has produced a briefing paper that highlights the most significant announcements within the King’s Speech for the heritage sector: from new requirements for venues to consider and mitigate against the threat of terrorism, to the proposed ban on public bodies implementing their own boycotts, divestment, or sanctions campaigns.

To download a PDF copy of the briefing, please click the link below. If you would like to get in touch with the Heritage Alliance regarding our ongoing advocacy work, please do get in touch with our policy team.