The Heritage Alliance (THA) has issued its report on the recent Budget, which included measures on an increase in the National Living Wage and a review of the Treasury’s Green Book, looking at developments with an impact on the heritage sector.
- A £30bn package has been announced to respond to Coronavirus – with the Chancellor admitting that there is likely to be “temporary disruption” ahead.
- The Spending Review has been launched, to be concluded by July.
- The Government has announced a review into the Green Book, examining how the design and use of project appraisal affects the ability of all areas to reach their economic potential. The government has committed to work with users, academics and others to publish a revised Green Book at the Spending Review in July.
- The Planning White Paper is due to be published this spring, with some reforms being set out by the Government in the coming days.