I am today publishing a Heritage Statement, setting out the direction and priorities for the heritage sector in the coming years.
The Statement builds on the commitments we made in last year’s Culture White Paper. It links the heritage agenda to our wider agendas and strategies for industry, for regeneration and placemaking, for skills, for the environment, and for an internationalist, outward-looking Britain. It applies to England only, except where it relates to international issues and UK-wide policies and programmes.
The Statement is structured around four key themes: places, people, international, and sustainability and resilience. It focuses on areas where the government can help to support and develop the heritage sector and add value to the work of heritage organisations and the many thousands of specialists, professionals and volunteers who care for and manage our heritage.
The Heritage Statement is available at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-heritage-statement-2017.