In the March 2012 Budget the Government announced the abolition of VAT zero-rating of approved alterations to listed dwellings, from October 2012, suggesting
The Government's autumn 2011 Penfold Review implementation report contains a number of proposals for heritage legislation. These could in particular signifi
The Green Deal is a Government scheme to encourage energy efficiency measures in existing buildings by enabling owners to fit them free of charge and repay t
The rent threshold for Assured and Assured Shorthold Tenancies is soon to be increased in Wales to £100,000 per annum, as it was in England last year. The main implications are set out in this Guidance Note.
The Government's current planning policies regarding Gypsies and travellers are becoming outdated due to broader changes in the planning system and so needed updating. The Government is consulting on a number of proposals as to how this can be done. The CLA is broadly supportive of the approach being adopted, but is doubtful that it goes far enough in giving a sufficient incentive for Local Planning Authorities to provide the necessary sites.
The HLF consults stakeholders on its future strategy every five years. The CLA response encourages the HLF to focus on physical heritage, especially histori
English Heritage needs a powerful strategy for its key statutory responsibility, which is its role in the struggling heritage protection system. Unfortunate
A Government consultation proposed changes to the planning fee system (see the full CLA response, under Planning). Although the consultation itself did not
Current Government policy on climate change mitigation in existing buildings is that the only thing that matters is insulation. This theoretical and oversim
EH in the summer launched a consultation (which closed on 26 Nov) on the protection of the setting of heritage in the planning system. This is a vital subje