Daily Archives: 16/11/2018

IHBC voices scepticism at Government response to petition on VAT relief for ‘repairs and approved alterations to listed buildings’

The Listed Property Owners Club (LPOC)-led petition to the Chancellor for reduced VAT ‘on repairs and approved alterations to listed buildings’ (LBs) – supported by the IHBC – has passed 10,000 signatures, the government has responded online, but the IHBC … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR top pick from £55K+ costed work this week: Historic England seeks Surveys and Statements for HAZ-related Bishop Auckland buildings, closing 29/11, £13-15K value

The IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – the Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition scheme – emails members weekly ‘News and Tender Alerts’, and the IHBC Director’s top pick for NewsBlog readers from the issue this week features a call from … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Local Stop The Rot media and sector campaign could trigger success for community-backed Grimsby ‘turnaround’

Authorities and the public have declared support for Grimsby Live’s own ‘Stop The Rot ‘campaign, which could trigger a ‘turnaround moment’ for Grimsby’s heritage, as Marcus Binney, executive president of SAVE Britain’s Heritage led the launch.

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Architect dubs Rochdale the ‘Venice of the North’ as part of HAZ-related training

Rochdale on Line has celebrated Rochdale’s comparison to Venice (and Vicenza), linked to part of a student project looking to bring fresh ideas to key areas around Rochdale’s Heritage Action Zone: ‘Rochdale by way of Venice’. Venice image from IHBC … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘CPD Boost’ from The Consultation Institute: ‘Early stakeholder engagement and espousing experts essential ingredients for successful developers’

The Consultation Institute has highlighted how engaging stakeholders at the earliest stages of a development is more important than ever before, especially with the more prevalent role social media is taking in society, the role of experts, the influence ‘fake … Continue reading

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IHBC CPD Boost via Designing Buildings WIKI: ‘What might Brexit mean for construction?’

Designing Buildings WIKI, IHBC’s partner host for the Conservation Wiki – asks what the implications could be for the construction industry of Brexit, with particular concern about how it might affect the skills shortage, the import and export of materials, … Continue reading

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No 10 ‘slaps down’ Penny Mordaunt over plan to end UNESCO funding

Downing Street has rebuked Cabinet minister Penny Mordaunt over her rumoured plan to pull Britain out of global cultural body UNESCO. image: Open Government Licence v3.0 

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Skilled worker shortage ‘worst in four years’ according to CECA

The proportion of companies struggling to recruit skilled workers has hit its highest level since 2014, according to a Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) report.

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Canal & River Trust consults on restructure that puts 240 roles ‘at risk’

The Canal & River Trust has begun a consultation on moving resource to regional teams, potentially putting some 240 staff “at risk” of redundancy, although the charity says it hopes to “redesign” many of the roles.

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Help CKTG improve construction industry knowledge by completing a survey on information access and constraints

Construction Knowledge Task Group (CKTG) has set up a questionnaire survey to improve construction industry knowledge of what you access, where you find it, and what holds you back. image Open Government Licence v3.0

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HES consultation on new Historic Environment Policy (HEP) : Closes midnight, 3 December 2018

Historic Environment Scotland (HES) consultation about the new historic environment policy(HEP) offers ‘a high level, principles based document, for the whole historic environment’, with the consultation closing on midnight, 3 December.

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PLACE Alliance ‘BIG MEET 8: Artists and the Arts in Place-Making’ report available

The ‘Big Meet’ is a bi-annual conference, organised by the Place Alliance – the link body campaigning for place quality along with UK organisations supporting place-based community engagement – while the Big Meet Archive page allows you to access all … Continue reading

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