Heritage and Wellbeing – Take Part in Our Survey!

And win £500 for a charity of your choice The Heritage Alliance, in partnership with Ecclesiastical Insurance Group, is trying to understand how wellbeing is being prioritised within the heritage sector, and so we’ve created a survey about this topic. The results will help us to better understand what wellbeing programmes and activities are available in the…

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MHCLG – Changes to Future Homes Standard

This consultation sets out the Government’s plans for the Future Homes Standard, including proposed options to increase the energy efficiency requirements for new homes in 2020. The Future Homes Standard will require new build homes to be future-proofed with low carbon heating and world-leading levels of energy efficiency; it will be introduced by 2025. This…

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Ofqual – Amending the ‘Taking Regulatory Action’ policy and Consultation on changes to the Conditions of Recognition

The Government is proposing amendments to their policy Taking Regulatory Action (the TRA policy) which explains how they use their powers to take regulatory action in respect of awarding organisations. The proposed amendments are to bring the policy up to date, to reflect the Government’s regulatory strategy and how they use their powers in practice. The policy…

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DEFRA – Highly Protected Marine Areas review: call for evidence

The Government is asking for evidence that can be considered in an independent review into Highly Protected Marine Areas (HPMAs). In particular, they want views and evidence on: what the aims, opportunities and challenges would be; how sites could be selected; how they could be managed and monitored; past experiences of designating Marine Protected Areas.…

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Proposed law changes to render charities liable if they fail to protect their volunteers

The Government has opened a consultation on sexual harassment in the workplace which proposes to make charities responsible for protecting their volunteers from harassment. The Equality Act 2010 states that employers are legally responsible if an employee is sexually harassed at work by another employee and the employer has not taken steps to prevent this.…

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Proposed reforms to permitted development rights to support the deployment of 5G and extend mobile coverage

This consultation seek views on the principle of amending permitted development rights for operators with rights under the Electronic Communications Code (Code Operators) to support deployment of 5G and extend mobile coverage, and the circumstances in which it would be appropriate to do so. The consultation also seeks views on whether it is appropriate to…

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Committee Launches Inquiry Into the Future of the National Lottery

The DCMS Committee is considering changes in the operation of the National Lottery as a new licence will be awarded from 2023. The Committee is asking for submissions of written evidence from the public addressing the following questions: What lessons should be learnt from the previous license periods in designing, awarding and managing the fourth…

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Historic England Launches Two Consultations

The first, ‘Energy Efficiency and Traditional Homes’, considers energy efficiency improvements in traditional homes from a planning system perspective. The consultation will be open until 13 September 2019. All responses should be sent to governmentadvice@HistoricEngland.org.uk The second is ‘Managing Lithic Scatters and Sites: archaeological guidance for planning authorities and planners’. The document offers guidance on…

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Oxford University Supporting Leadership Digital Consultation

Oxford University’s [Alliance Member] Gardens, Libraries & Museums has published a call for information about individuals working in an organisation and their experiences with or as members of executive and administrative support staff and about training and development opportunities for this staff group. Three different parallel surveys have been designed each one for: current executive…

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DCMS Consultation on organisational preparedness for no-deal Brexit

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has now issued a survey on no-deal Brexit readiness. The survey will be live for the next 8 days. The purpose of this survey is to understand the level of awareness and preparedness of organisations in the digital, culture, media, sport, telecoms, tourism and charitable sectors in…

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