UK Heritage Pulse Panel 2024: Survey spotlights budget pressures etc

In January 2024, 162 UK Heritage Pulse panel members responded to a survey which asked whether their organisation is currently experiencing costs or budget pressures.

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UK Heritage Pulse writes:

The survey asked a series of questions which explored the extent of this impact, including any cuts or reductions they have been forced to implement or plan to implement to their programmes, services and facilities. The panel were also asked to consider whether they anticipate the pressures getting worse or improving in the future.


  • 4 in 5 heritage organisations say they are currently facing budget pressures, particularly due to energy / utility costs and increases in supplier prices
  • The majority expect budget pressures to worsen in the next 12 months
  • The impact of budget pressures is yet to be fully felt, with organisations making more cuts to planned programmes, services, access and facilities
  • The majority of organisations have not been forced to reduce their paid staffing, though 1 in 5 have.
  • What other challenges are organisations facing?
  • How else are organisations coping?

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