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IHBC update members, on ‘The way forward’: Getting over COVID-19 & under new governance… starting with Council (13/10), now open to ALL members and our IHBC@COP26 #IHBCHelpdesk

IHBC Chair David McDonald and IHBC President Mike Brown have written to all IHBC members highlighting plans for the future, including a pandemic recovery fund for Branches, progress on the new Council (13/10), with all members invited and our IHBC@COP26 … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR ‘Special Interest Sector News’ pick: RIBA on ‘Healthy placemaking after COVID-19’

The IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – our Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition quality assurance scheme for heritage services – emails members weekly ‘News and Tender Alerts’, and this week features the RIBA blog on ‘Healthy placemaking after COVID-19’.

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LGA: PDRs mean offices left empty by COVID-19 could reduce affordable home opportunities and push substandard home conversions

New analysis by the Local Government Association (LGA) found that more than 16,000 affordable homes could have been lost in England in the past five years as a result of offices converted into homes under permitted development rights (PDRs) that … Continue reading

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NAO: LAs seriously underfunded and face budget cuts after Covid-19

A new report from the National Audit Office (NAO) finds that while effective action from government has assisted local authorities (LAs) in surviving financially during the COVID-19 pandemic, many face significant funding gaps.

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Full range of National Lottery funding resumes with refocused priorities for 2021-22, including COVID-19 recovery

Applications are open for National Lottery (NL) Grants for Heritage from £3,000 up to £5million, while the Heritage Fund will prioritise projects that contribute to recovery from the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

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Free access to Natural Stone Specialist during the Covid-19 pandemic

The Natural Stone Specialist (NSS) is offering free access during the Covid-19 pandemic, with current content ranging from a double height Portland limestone staircase to a revised landscaping standard.

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URBACT on small cities surviving Covid-19: ‘Without frequent sharing we would have felt more alone’

Cities have been using agility, creativity and community spirit to respond to the challenges of Covid-19, and URBACT shares stories from some of their network of smaller municipalities, where helping residents and businesses through the crisis goes hand-in-hand with sustainable … Continue reading

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IHBC CPD research signpost: Green Recovery from Covid-19, and alignment with Scottish Government Plans, from the SPDP

Green recovery seeks to achieve the dual aims of lifting an economy out of recession, and society out of a crisis, alongside protecting and improving the environment, according to a briefing from the Scottish Parliament Digital Publications (SPDP) which sets … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR ‘Special Interest Sector News’ pick of the week: LI’s international ideas competition, for after COVID-19

The IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – our Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition quality assurance scheme for heritage services – emails members weekly ‘News and Tender Alerts’, with notices from across the development sector’s publications, and this week features the … Continue reading

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IHBC welcomes new AHF-HE Covid-19 recovery grants initiative: £1M for post-COVID business planning for ‘small heritage’, closing 9/11

The IHBC has welcomed the announcement that the Cultural Recovery Fund to include smaller charities and social enterprise, assisted by the Architectural Heritage Fund (AHF) tandem with Historic England (HE), as £1M has been allocated to ‘charities and social enterprises … Continue reading

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IHBC submits evidence to Commons Select Committee Inquiry on ‘Supporting our High Streets after Covid-19’

The IHBC has submitted its evidence to the Commons Select Committee Inquiry into ‘Supporting our high streets after Covid-19’. Culture is a driver of economic development.

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IHBC’s HESPR ‘Special Interest Sector News’ pick of the week: Covid-19 Community Memorial Design Competition, closing 02/11

The IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – our Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition quality assurance scheme for heritage services – emails members weekly ‘News and Tender Alerts’, with news and opportunities from across the development sector’s publications, and this week … Continue reading

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The Use of Face Coverings in Construction during Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Construction employers have asked the CLC for guidance on the use of face coverings in response to coronavirus to help provide a consistent approach across the industry.

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Parliamentary report on ‘Impact of Covid-19 on DCMS Sectors’ published

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee says Covid-19 crisis presents biggest threat to UK’s cultural infrastructure, institutions and workforce in a generation. image: Parliamentary copyright images are reproduced with the permission of Parliament

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BEFS shares CHERF Report on consequences for heritage of COVID-19

Built Environment Forum Scotland (BEFS) has shared the report of the Covid Historic Environment Resilience Forum(CHERF), indicating the three clear messages which arose from discussion namely relevance exclusion and localism.

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IHBC’s HESPR ‘Special Interest Sector News’ pick of the week: Covid-19 Community Memorial Design Competition, closing 02/11

The IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – our Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition quality assurance scheme for heritage services – emails members weekly ‘News and Tender Alerts’, with notices from across the development sector’s publications, and this week features a … Continue reading

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HES survey on impact of COVID-19: Stage 3

Historic Environment Scotland (HES) has moved into phase three of the Scottish Government’s route map out of current lockdown, and is looking to hear from businesses, organisations and community groups again.

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Strengthening resiliency in small tourist-led cities amid Covid-19: Dubrovnik and Grosseto

URBACT is exploring how smaller cities reliant on tourism can re-imagine their future in the wake of Covid-19, with case studies of two smaller URBACT cities – Dubrovnik (HR) and Grosseto (IT).

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New Parliamentary inquiry: Supporting our high streets after Covid-19, closes 14/09

This new inquiry will investigate how businesses and amenities in local areas can be supported through the economic challenges of the pandemic, and how government at all levels can provide the necessary support to help them thrive in the long … Continue reading

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Report on Impact of Covid-19 on DCMS Sectors published

Parliament’s Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Committee says the Covid-19 crisis presents biggest threat to UK’s cultural infrastructure, institutions and workforce in a generation.

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CCC’s report to Parliament says COVID-19 can be an historic turning point in tackling the global climate crisis

Ministers must seize the opportunity to turn the COVID-19 crisis into a defining moment in the fight against climate change, according to the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) Annual Report to Parliament.

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ALGAO UK updates on impact of Covid-19 on LA Archaeology Services

ALGAO:UK has published a rapid survey of members to find out how the Covid-19 pandemic has affected the work of archaeological advisors to local authorities (LAs) across the UK.

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Scotland’s good practice COVID-19 guidance for museums, galleries and heritage attractions

New guidance, part of a suite from Scottish Government, is intended for museums, galleries and heritage attractions as they reopen.

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Art Fund’s ‘Respond and reimagine’ help responses to Covid-19 – next round closes 17 August

The Art Fund’s ‘Respond and reimagine’ grants – which offer funding from £10,000 to £50,000 – aim to help museums, galleries and cultural organisations respond to immediate challenges connected to the Covid-19 crisis, with the next round closing on 17 … Continue reading

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HE awards West Dean College COVID-19 emergency funding to develop online training

Historic England (HE) has awarded West Dean College of Arts and Conservation – part of The Edward James Foundation – a grant of £47,564 to fund a pilot of courses that blend online and on-site approaches to learning, ‘to make … Continue reading

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