Daily Archives: 27/03/2020

COVID-19 Coronavirus: Interim update from the IHBC, with a message from our Chair

The IHBC’s Chair David McDonald has offered the following interim statement on our plans and operations, in advance of determinations by our trustees who will meet (online) next Thursday to agree a forward strategy across our suite of current plans.

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LAST CHANCE  – IHBC Marsh Award closes on Tuesday 31st March: Nominate ‘retired IHBC members’ and/or ‘successful learners’ for £500 cash awards and free IHBC Annual School places

The IHBC’s Marsh Awards closing date has been extended to Tuesday March 31, so please take a few minutes to enter your retired colleagues and/or successful learners for their chance of £500 cash awards and a free place at the IHBC’s … Continue reading

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IHBC’s COVID-19 signpost 1: Budget and COVID 19, via DBW

On 11 March 2020, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, presented his budget to parliament and, coming in the wake of the Coronavirus outbreak, it offered a package of measures to support the economy, all reviewed below via Designing … Continue reading

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IHBC’s COVID-19 signpost 2: CIC’s Coronavirus Digest review and survey (@27/03/20)

The Construction Industry Council’s (CIC’s) ‘CIC Coronavirus Digest – Issue 5’ surveys the latest government advice on the coronavirus (COVID-19) and updates from the construction industry, with selections from the Digest’s Issue 3 for further reference. image: for illustration purposes … Continue reading

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IHBC’s COVID-19 signpost 3: ‘A guide to the coronavirus Job Retention Scheme’, from PBCToday

In PBCToday, Nigel Morris, tax director at MHA MacIntyre Hudson explains how employers can access the Job Retention Scheme (JRS) to continue paying 80% of the salary for employees. image: for illustration purposes only

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IHBC’s COVID-19 signpost 4: Advise and updates collated from the heritage sector, including data and policy to care and cleaning

Some organisations with conservation links have been collating resources on COVID-19 impacts, some of which inevitably will be time sensitive, including Built Environment Forum Scotland (BEFS), Historic Environment Forum, The Heritage Alliance (THA), and Historic England, on cleaning surfaces.

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IHBC’s HESPR pick, from £165K+ costed opportunities: Scottish Council seeks team for CARS, closing 02/04, no value stated

The IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – our Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition quality assurance scheme for heritage services working to the IHBC’s standards – emails members weekly ‘News and Tender Alerts’, and the IHBC Director’s top pick this week … Continue reading

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A Culture Strategy for Scotland issued

The Scottish Government has published ‘A Culture Strategy for Scotland’ which shows how important culture is to Scotland’s prosperity and sets the future direction for supporting culture in Scotland.

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England’s Housing Minister: Speech to the Planning Inspectorate, on good and bad design, with a heritage handle

England’s Housing Minister Christopher Pincher made a speech at the Planning Inspectorate Annual Training Event, name-checking history, design, old buildings and more. image: Open Government Licence v3.0

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Welsh Government Consultation ‘Changes to listed building consent applications’ launched, closing 08/06

A Welsh Government consultation has been launched on ‘Changes to listed building consent applications: Applications for listed building consent by local authorities’, closing 8 June.

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CIC publishes new adjudication procedure: ‘affordable adjudication for low value disputes’

The Construction Industry Council (CIC) has published a new procedure to make adjudication affordable for low value disputes.

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