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IHBC’s COVID-19 furlough update on your comms: Update your NewsBlog email alert contacts etc.

If you are on furlough, or similarly detached from your usual network, office or working environment, be sure to keep your most important specialist network up to date by getting the IHBC’s NewsBlogs email alerts sent where they are of … Continue reading

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IHBC’s COVID-19 signpost 46: Guidance for local government, includes ‘planning and building safety’

Guidance for local councils during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak includes resources on planning and building safety.

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IHBC’s COVID-19 signpost 47: … impact on markets, geopolitics and real estate, via RICS

The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has reported back from a panel of experts convened to analyse the impact the pandemic is having on the global economy and geopolitical landscape; how real estate is being impacted, and what structural … Continue reading

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IHBC’s COVID-19 signpost 48: Local Authority (coronavirus) regulations for Wales

Regulations have come into effect in Wales that make temporary provision in relation to local authority meetings and for public and press access to these meetings during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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IHBC’s COVID-19 signpost 49: Council of Europe recommendations on Citizens’ Engagement under Covid-19 restrictions, and the TCI’s take

The Council of Europe has outlined parameters in civil engagement to be recognised under the Covid-19 crisis restrictions, and The Consultation Institute (TCI) has adjusted its guidance accordingly.

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IHBC’s COVID-19 signpost 50: HE’s contacts update

Historic England (HE) has helpfully offered updates on office arrangements under the lockdown.

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IHBC’s COVID-19 signpost 40: NI Environment Link ‘Impact Survey Report’

Northern Ireland Environment Link (NIEL) has issued the results of a Coronavirus Impact Survey of environment and conservation organisations in Northern Ireland (NI).

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IHBC’s COVID-19 signpost 41: ONS blogs on coronavirus impacts

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) is producing information on how society and the economy are being affected during the coronavirus pandemic, with a blog post exploring the latest insights from ONS data by Iain Bell, Deputy National Statistician at … Continue reading

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IHBC’s COVID-19 signpost 42: Construction industry Coronavirus task force convened

The Construction Leadership Council (CLC) has convened a Construction Industry Task Force to provide a focal point for co-ordinating the industry response to Covid19, and to facilitate communication between the industry and Government.

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IHBC’s COVID-19 signpost 43: Coping during COVID-19 – A checklist for construction projects

Via UK Construction Week, Michael Riordan, UK managing director of construction consultancy Linesight, offers some important steps to take to protect sites, projects and businesses during the coronavirus pandemic. image: Open government Licence v3.0

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IHBC’s COVID-19 signpost 44: Free backgrounds for Virtual meetings from Studio Ghibli

Hayao Miyazaki’s Studio Ghibli Releases free backgrounds for virtual meetings: Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away & More.

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IHBC’s COVID-19 signpost 45: THA’s update on Heritage Chat

The Heritage Alliance (THA) has issued the summary of its April ‘Heritage Chat’, which covered the ‘immediate and longer-term issues that heritage sector organisations… are facing due to COVID-19.

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IHBC’s COVID-19 signpost 34: Small businesses boosted by bounce back loans

A new 100% government backed loan scheme for small business is now available. image: Open Government Licence v3.0

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IHBC’s COVID-19 signpost 35: Government testing ’access summaries’ include ‘those whose work cannot be done from home’.

The Government has confirmed that ‘anyone with symptoms whose work cannot be done from home’ (including ‘construction workers’) is now eligible to apply for ?#COVID19 testing.

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IHBC’s COVID-19 signpost 36: TCI explores planning guidance impacts, including removing pre-app consultations etc.

The Consultation Institute (TCI) has published an Associate’s review on recent adjustments in planning procedures and protocols.

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IHBC’s COVID-19 signpost 37: NI DfC update Department for Communities COVID-19 Stakeholder Update: 27 April 2020

The Northern Ireland (NI) Department for Communities, (DfC) has issued its latest update on the key announcements during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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IHBC’s COVID-19 signpost 38: BEFS update from Scotland’s OPiT review

BEFS’s Bulletin has published an update from Scotland on its ‘Our Place in Time (OPiT)’ CEO Forum.

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IHBC’s COVID-19 signpost 39: Industry survey on bringing employees out of furlough

The Construction Industry Council (CIC) is supporting the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) to gather data and develop guidance regarding employees coming out of furlough, with a survey now in place.

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IHBC’s COVID-19 signpost 30: DCMS Committee Inquiry into ‘Impact of Covid-19 on DCMS sectors’ – Call extended to 19 June

Westminster’s DCMS Committee has launched an inquiry into the ‘Impact of Covid-19 on Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport’s [DCMS] sectors’, considering both the immediate and long-term impact that Covid-19 and the related social and financial measures are having … Continue reading

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IHBC’s COVID-19 signpost 31: NI’s Department for Communities COVID-19 Stakeholder Update, from 20/04

Northern Ireland’s Department for Communities, Communications & Engagement Unit has issued the latest in its regular updates on key announcements from the Department during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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IHBC’s COVID-19 signpost 32: CLC Statement on managing Payment and Contracts in these challenging times

An Open Letter from the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) supported by the Department of Business Enterprise and Industrial Strategy (DBEIS) and the Infrastructure Projects Authority (IPA) provides a statement on payments and contracts with cascading suggested to encourage ‘reasonable management … Continue reading

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IHBC’s COVID-19 signpost 33: ‘Avoid using microwave to get faster internet’, from Ofcom, via the BBC

People should avoid using the microwave at the same time as their wi-fi, media regulator Ofcom has said, as part of advice to help improve internet speeds.

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the (COVID-19) doorstep’: Thieves take advantage of lockdown to steal lead from All Saints church roof in Halsham

The Hull Daily Mail reports that police have appealed for witnesses after thieves stole lead from the roof of All Saints Church in Halsham near Hedon during the coronavirus lockdown.

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IHBC’s COVID-19 signpost 25: HE announces Covid-19 emergency response fund, closing 3 May

Historic England has launched an emergency fund to help tackle the impact of Coronavirus on the heritage sector, with grants of up to £25,000 to address financial difficulties arising from Coronavirus and grants of £50,000 also available for projects and … Continue reading

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IHBC’s COVID-19 signpost 26: Update from the Welsh Government & Cadw

The heritage Legislation and Policy Team in the Welsh Government has issued its  most recent update on delevopments there, including on issues relating to COVID-19.

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