Call for Nature’s Recovery by 2030

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Wildlife and Countryside Link, supported by a long list of organisations including The National Trust and CPRE [Alliance Members], have started a petition, calling on the Prime Minister to make sure the Environment Bill “sets a legally binding ‘State of Nature’ target to begin to reverse nature’s decline …

Meeting Minutes

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Meeting Minutes Published for Museums APPG The minutes and attendance of the January 19th meeting of the APPG for Museums with Secretary of State Oliver Dowden have now been published on the group’s website. Meeting Minutes from the Last Heritage Council And in case you missed them …

Brexit and Immigration – Latest Updates

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Our Brexit Hub collates the latest Brexit guidance that is relevant to the heritage sector. Alliance Members can continue to inform us with your questions and concerns and the Brexit FAQ Trello Board from the Historic Environment Forum remains open as a resource for the sector. You can also …

Travel and Tourism

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“We’re Good to Go” Links With “Safe Travels” VisitBritain has now linked it’s “We’re Good to Go” consumer confidence scheme with the World Travel & Tourism Council’s international “Safe Travels” scheme.  Businesses that will or have already signed up to be Good To Go can update their application to include …

Funding – Latest Updates

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There have been numerous updates to funding schemes with the recent Budget announcements. These include: Culture Recovery Fund – receiving a £300m to top up (totalling £1.87bn) A further £90m to support national museums and cultural bodies A prospectus has been published for the £220 million UK Community Renewal Fund A …

COVID-19 – Latest Updates

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We are now past Step 1 of the Government’s 4-Step Roadmap out of lockdown with schools returning and 1:1 meet ups allowed in the open air for leisure as well as exercise. As heritage professionals and organisations prepare for the next steps, we will continue to …

Budget 2021

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Last week, we heard the details of the Budget, announced by the Chancellor.  You can read the full document here and access all the key information here​. We welcome the £300 million support for culture, arts and heritage through the Culture Recovery Fund, £90m funding for museums, the continuation …

Heritage Recovery Plan

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HEF (The Historic Environment Forum) Covid Task Group has worked closely with Historic England to compile a Heritage Recovery Plan for the period from April 2021 as the latest national lockdown comes to an end. The Plan covers four themes: re-opening, resilience, skills and return to growth with actions …

Skills for Jobs White Paper

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The Government has published its White Paper on “skills for jobs” setting out a blueprint for a new post-16 education system. The reforms include a new “lifetime skills guarantee” which will allow adults without an A-level equivalent qualification to gain one from April 2021 for …

DEFRA Quarterly Report

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DEFRA has now published the latest quarterly report on the progress and main findings from the Environmental Land Management (ELM) scheme Tests and Trials. ELM has also confirmed their intent to publish a third call for Tests and Trials proposals to contribute to the design of the new Landscape Recovery scheme. …

Future of Transport: Rural Strategy

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The Department for Transport has launch a Call for Evidence on the ‘Future of Transport: Rural Strategy’. The government is seeking views on their assessment of mobility trends in rural areas and the approach they could take to influence these trends to the benefit of …