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 since the end of 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 (published in Feb 2021) to look forward to the period from April 2021 as the latest national lockdown came 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 2021 meeting.
The Task Group is now working with Historic England and HEF members to build a Heritage Resilience Plan (to be published in Spring 2022) and its associated action plan.