Recent papers

An estimate of the effects of a reduction in the rate of VAT on housing renovation and repair work: 2015 to 2020
Cut the VAT campaign


Information and Patnerships HER21/6013
Institute of Historic Building Conservation

Valuing Historic Places
Institute of Historic Building Conservation


The Economics of Uniqueness: Historic Cities and Cultural Heritage Assets as Public Goods.
World Bank. 2012

Responsible Retrofit of Traditional Buildings - a report on existing research and guidance with recommendations
Sustainable Traditional Buildings Alliance - September 2012

Refurbishing the Nation Gathering the evidence
National Refurbishment Centre - September 2012

Understanding the drivers of volunteering in culture and sport: analysis of the Taking Part Survey The Culture and Sport Evidence Programme - August 2011

Ongoing c.7% drop in LPA conservation staff
Implementing the Heritage Protection Reforms - A Second Report on Local Authority Staff Resources Produced by English Heritage, the Association of Local Government Archaeological Officers and the Institute of Historic Building Conservation August 2010

Measuring Social Value - the gap between policy and practice DEMOS - Claudia Wood Daniel Leighton

Egan review: Skills for sustainable Communities
ODPM 2004

Penfold review of non-planning consents
Final Report
Interim report

Valuation of the Historic Environment
Final Report Annex eftec (Economics for the Environment Consultancy) Report prepared for English Heritage, the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and the Department for Transport

Measuring social contribution Museums, Libraries and Archives

Stone slate delphs - A guide to makings a mineral planning application for a stone slate quarry or delph The Institute of Historic Building Conservation, Stone Roofing Association and English Heritage

Making the most of our heritage, building a new economy Heritage Alliance
 
Memorandum of Understanding on Maintaining Standards and Best Practice in the Built Heritage Sector in England ConstructionSkills, English Heritage and the National Heritage Training Group in consultation with the All-Party Parliamentary Arts & Heritage Group

Local Authority Conservation Provision in England English Heritage and the Institute of Historic Building Conservation

Survey of LA policies, staffing and resources for the historic environment in Scotland Geoff Peart Consulting with Arup Planning

Ordinary Places CABE (Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment)

First Annual Report on the Economic Impact of the Federal Historic Tax Credit The Historic Tax Credit Coalition, March 2010

Green space skills 2009 National employer survey findings CABE (Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment)

HOW TO CARE FOR PLACES AND PEOPLE: Towards a common standard in Historic Environment Conservation Services & Skills A Consultation Document from the IHBC

Who should build our homes? Six experts challenge the status quo CABE (Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment)

Annual Review 2008-2009 Architectural Heritage Fund

Best Practice Guidance on Listed Building Prosecutions Department of Communities and Local Government

Value Added: the economic, social and environmental benefits from creating incentives for the repair, maintenance, and use of historic buildings The Prince's Regeneration Trust

A review of fiscal measures to benefit heritage conservation FiBRE, Findings in Built and Rural Environments- RICS Research

VAT on the renovation and repair of buildings RICS Public Policy Paper

World class places -The Government’s strategy for improving quality of place Communities and Local Government

Stern Review: The Economics of Climate Change HM Treasury, The Cabinet Office

Promoting and creating built or natural environments that encourage and support physical activity National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)

Moving towards excellence in urban design and conservation Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE), English Heritage, Planning Officers Society

The Heritage Dynamo- how the voluntary sector drives regeneration Heritage Link

Functional and Occupational Map for Local Environmental Management (LEM), February 2007 Produced by Pye Tait Limited for Asset Skills.

The value handbook - Getting the most from your buildings and spaces. - Practical guidance showing how public sector organisations can get the most from the buildings and spaces in their area. Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE)

Report and recommendations on the economic impact of the historic environment in Scotland Historic Environment Advisory Council for Scotland

New from old: transforming secondary schools through refu rbishment CABE

Report on an investigation into complaint no 06/C/05668 against Darlington Borough Council 11 December 2008

Churches and faith buildings: Realising the potential DCLG, DCMS, HMT, DEFRA, Cabinet Office, The Church of England

Implementing the Heritage Protection Reforms: A Report on Local Authority and English Heritage Staff Resources Produced by English Heritage, the Association of Local Government Archaeological Officers and the Institute of Historic Building Conservation May 2009

The role of science in the management of the UK’s heritage National Heritage Research Strategy

A Review of existing information for Scotland’s Historic Environment Audit (SHEA) Historic Scotland

Developing Training for Conservation Professionals: EH/IHBC Annual Schools 2008 & 2009 IHBC Annual School Guildford 2008 Delegate Feedback

Heritage Society welcomes research into traditional building craft skills in Ireland
Traditional Building Craft Skills: Assessing the Need, Meeting the Challenge – Skills Needs Analysis of the Built Heritage Sector in Ireland by Sir Reg Empey, Employment and Learning Minister.

Historic Environment Advisory Council for Scotland (HEACS) final Report and recommendations on the infrastructure of the historic environment in Scotland
Report and recommendations on the infrastructure of the historic environment Volunteering in the Historic Environment A Comparative Study of the Infrastructure of Voluntary Organisations in Scotland
The Use of Article 4 Directions Conference notes prepared by Andrew Dick - Director - Historic Environment, RPS Planning
Traditional Building Craft Skills - Skills needs analysis of the built heritage sector -  Reassessing the Need, Addressing the Issues  (ZIP archive of all PDF papers)
NHTG Skills Actionplan for professionals 2008 copy for comments (PDF) National Heritage Training Group - England 2008 review
Greater London Sites and Monuments Development Plan 2007 – 2010, SMR-HER PROJNUM5537 - The London Boroughs and English Heritage: New Historic Environment Information IHBC
Understanding Historic Buildings: Policy and Guidance for Local Planning Authorities English Heritage

Local Authority Technical Guidance Scoping Study The Institute of Historic Building Conservation

Functions and titles of conservation and design services The Institute of Historic Building Conservation

Quantifying Local Planning Authority Conservation Staffing The Institute of Historic Building Conservation

Heritage Protection in the 21st Century - White Paper 2007 Heritage Protection in the 21st Century - Regulatory Impact DCMS

The Consideration of Various Options Relating to Joint Working The Institute of Historic Building Conservation and The Institute of Field Archaeologists - PARN (Professional Associations Research Network)

Historic Environment Local Delivery Project Atkins

The Context for Skills Education and Training By John Preston IHBC Education Secretary, as published in Architectural Conservation Issues and Developments Edited by Vincent Shacklock, Managing Editor Jill Pearce A Special Issue of the JOURNAL OF Architectural Conservation

Pride of Place - A Manifesto for the Built Environment Built Environment Forum for Scotland

Civic Trust for Wales/IHBC CONFERENCE 4 NOVEMBER 2005 - The past we inherit, the future we build, The historic environment in Wales - CONFERENCE PAPERS

Recent Surveys/Mapping Exercises Undertaken Across the English Regions to Measure the Contribution if Faith Groups to Social Action and Culture

Making Better Planning Applications for Listed Buildings Consent English Historic Towns Forum IHBC  South-East Branch Conference, Eastbourne Town Hall, 17th September 2004

Conservation and Local Development Frameworks – The way forward ? Report by Paul Barker, Branch Chairman with links to presentation given on the day.

Local Authority Involvement in the Historic Environment Dr Stuart Eydmann & Dr Carol Swanson, Institute of Historic Building Conservation, Association of Regional and Island Archaeologists
Charity Commission Trustees Guide - June 2005 Planning and the Historic Environment: Designation and Guidance in a Changing World

Heritage Link Chris Catling

Designations and other reviews a National Heritage Act for the 21st century?' George Lambrick

Steamlining Listed Building Consent Paul Drury

Planning and the historic environment: Designation and guidance in a changing world Helen Smith

CONSERVATION PLANNING Ruth Richards and Maggie Urquhart Our architectural heritage: a guide to planning legislation and managing change

LOCAL AUTHORITY CONSERVATION PROVISION IN ENGLAND Commissioned by English Heritage and Institute of Historic Building Conservation - Philip Grover, School of the Built Environment, Oxford Brookes University February 2003

Force For Our Future: Local authority historic environment implementation points

Planning and the Historic Environment - Agenda for the 21st century, 17 May 2002 Oxford University Department for Continuing Education in association with; The Institute of Field Archaeologists, The Institute of Historic Building Conservation

Specialist Information systems supporting the work of Conservation Officers David Baker