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 Buildings Wiki (DBW), the platform for the IHBC’s Conservation Wiki.

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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.

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

peopleIn 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.

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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

logoThe 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 features a call from a Scottish Council for a design team for works relating to a Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme (CARS) closing 2 April, and no value stated.

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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.

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

Wales Gov welsh dragonA 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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LAST CHANCE (NEARLY) – IHBC Marsh Award extended to end March: Nominate ‘retired IHBC members’ and/or ‘successful learners’ for £500 cash awards and free IHBC Annual School places, closing 31 March

The IHBC’s Marsh Awards closing date has been extended to 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 Annual School.

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Don’t forget IHBC’s Gus Astley Student Awards 2020: Win £500 and a free place on IHBC’s 2021 Aberdeen School, simply submit your coursework online – closing 31 July 2020!

logoThe IHBC’s celebrated annual Gus Astley Student Award will close on 31 July 2020, so if you have relevant coursework from history and theory to practice or enhancement, from ANY UK taught course – under-graduate or post-graduate, from 2019 OR 2020 – be sure to submit it online and on time to have a chance to receive a cash prize at the IHBC’s Annual School in Aberdeen in June 2021.

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IHBC online registration for ‘Recognised CPD Providers’: Apply online for registration, for free!

logoIHBC’s support for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) includes our online registration for anyone – or any organisation – seeking our free recognition service and listing for CPD providers.

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Restoration plan for historic Lowestoft town hall site, thanks to HE report

A creative hub has been proposed as part of a scheme to revitalise a historic town hall site that has been empty for almost five years, as options for the future development of Lowestoft Town Hall are being explored following a Historic England-commissioned report, applauds the East Anglian Daily Times.

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National Lottery Heritage Fund seeks COVID-19 impact survey responses  

The National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) is gathering sector-wide data to gauge the impact of the pandemic and with responses sought ASAP – including from bodies not funded by the NLHF – by Friday 27 March at the latest.

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CIC Launches Roadmap for Change at Futurebuild

The Construction Industry Council (CIC) has launched its Roadmap for Change, a new digital resource to promote industry best practice, at Futurebuild, in London in March.

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See THA on the 2020 Budget

logoThe 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.

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London Historic Buildings Trust’s issues first online newsletter

The London Historic Buildings Trust (LHBT) has issued its first online newsletter, and if people would like to receive LHBT news and updates they can sign up today.

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HE consultation on Advice Note 4: Tall Buildings, closing 26/04

cityscapeHistoric England (HE) is seeking views on revisions to their existing Advice Note on how to take account of the historic environment when planning for tall buildings, with the consultation closing 26 April.

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Brick Awards 2020 – celebrating ‘the world’s greatest brick architecture and craftsmanship’ – closes early May

The annual Brick Awards celebrate the best examples of clay brick in our built environment, seeking exemplary projects from leading architects, housebuilders, developers and contractors, across 17 hotly-contested categories, closing early May.

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British Council: New Cultural Protection funding announced for 2020-2021

The Cultural Protection Fund is continuing into 2021, to build on from the success of the last four years, with new funding, reports The British Council.

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IHBC’s IMHO signpost: Who decides which parts of Manchester’s heritage get saved from the bulldozer?

buildingsAndrea Sandor writing about the city of Manchester asks whether development or democracy matters most.

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New Context out now! Ireland under the scope… from the evolving CO to national climate change planning, and urban house museum-making to architects in conservation

The latest issue of the IHBC’s membership journal Context is now out, themed around heritage in Ireland and offering learning on the diverse issues faced by heritage on this western edge of Europe, from the evolving role of the (architectural) Conservation Officer (CO), to leadership in the philosophies and actions of care, repair, enhancement and much more.

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Don’t forget – IHBC Marsh Award extended to end March: Nominate ‘retired IHBC members’ and/or ‘successful learners’ for £500 cash awards and free IHBC Annual School places, closing 31 March

The IHBC’s Marsh Awards closing date has been extended to 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 Annual School.

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Don’t forget IHBC’s Gus Astley Student Awards 2020: Win £500 and a free place on IHBC’s 2021 Aberdeen School, simply submit your coursework online – closing 31 July 2020!

logoThe IHBC’s celebrated annual Gus Astley Student Award will close on 31 July 2020, so if you have relevant coursework from history and theory to practice or enhancement, from ANY UK taught course – under-graduate or post-graduate, from 2019 OR 2020 – be sure to submit it online and on time to have a chance to receive a cash prize at the IHBC’s Annual School in Aberdeen in June 2021.

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IHBC’s HESPR pick, from £16K+ costed opportunities: National Maritime heritage body seeks PM lead, closing 20/04, no value stated

logoThe 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 features a call from a National Maritime heritage body for a Project Management lead, closing 20 April.

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