The Group coordinated input to the meetings of the DCMS Heritage Working Group. Key discussions within the working group have related to:
The task group also coordinated the sector’s input for the Heritage Council meetings (15th October & 16th December 2020) and has been working to facilitate sector discussions linked with the Planning White Paper.
The Task Group has worked closely with Historic England to compile a Heritage Recovery Plan to look forward to the period from April 2021 as the latest national lockdown comes to an end.
The Plan covers four themes: re-opening, resilience, skills and return to growth with actions for Government and for the sector. The Plan was signed off by HEF at its March meeting.
The Task Group is now working with HEF members and the wider heritage sector to take forward the actions set out in the Plan.