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English Heritage plans for the year ahead

Today, English Heritage Chief Executive, Simon Thurley set out the organisation's plans for the year ahead in a speech he gave at Apsley House.

English Heritage Angel Awards 2012 open for applications!

The search is on to find winners for this year’s English Heritage Angel Awards, the annual competition backed by Andrew Lloyd Webber to reward the efforts of local people in saving their heritage. People are invited to step into the limelight, apply themselves, on behalf of a group or to nominate others! .


The issue of whether to run your business as a company or a sole trade or partnership is an important decision. In this factsheet, we summarise the relevant tax changes and show the potential tax savings  currently available from operating as a company.

Lead Sheet Association

New research highlights lead's green and economic credentials

Research by the Building Research Establishment (BRE) and Franklin + Andrews into the use of rolled lead sheet in construction shows it outperforms competing manmade products such as flashings, and hard metals, on many fronts.

Landscapism by Michael Goodey. At the Boat House Gallery, Flatford. 28 April – 24 June

In this exhibition hosted by the National Trust at the new Boat House Gallery next to Bridge Cottage, Flatford, Michael Goodey focuses on the paintings of John Constable, 'Britain's greatest landscape artist', and the association with Flatford Mill..

Army of National Trust volunteers builds new home for fascinating Essex collection

A magnificent collection of woodworking tools once belonging to a master craftsman from Essex will be unveiled in their new home on Wednesday (April 4) – thanks to an army of dedicated volunteers from the National Trust who worked tirelessly to renovate a dilapidated building. .

£200,000 English Heritage Grant Helps Save Pentney Priory Gatehouse From Collapse

06-March-2012 - A medieval monastic gatehouse at Pentney Priory in Norfolk is to be saved, following a £200,000 English Heritage grant for emergency structural repairs.

Taxing Mansions:
The Taxation of High Value Residential Property

06-March-2012 - The case for a “Mansion Tax” is far weaker than it appears at first sight, finds Lucian Cook, director of Savills research, in Taxing Mansions: the taxation of high value residential property , published by the Centre for Policy Studies on Sunday 4 March. Such a tax would be complex and inefficient, raising little revenue at great potential cost, and could hurt the asset rich, cash poor long term owners of high value property, the paper concludes..

An active property market

06-March-2012 -Despite challenging market conditions, the housing market in Sudbury remains buoyant with committed buyers looking to purchase second-hand and new-build properties in the area, says estate agents William H Brown.