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03 Dec 2015
Sweeping Museum Cuts by Lancashire County Council
Sweeping Museum Cuts by Lancashire County Council

The Museums Association confirmed that Lancashire County Council are going ahead with closure of a big group of county museums, which they hope will help make savings of a reported £1.13 million from 2017-2018. Although the Council is now proposing a 12 week consultancy the prospect for the Museum of Lancashire, Fleetwood Museum, Queen Street...

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28 Jul 2015
Australian Chris ‘Burto’ Burton dazzled in the Castleacre Insurance CCI 2* at Camphire
Australian Chris ‘Burto’ Burton dazzled in the Castleacre Insurance CCI 2* at Camphire

Australian Chris ‘Burto’ dazzled in the Castleacre Insurance CCI 2* at Camphire International Horse Trials against notable riders competing this year, coming both first and second, as the event grows from strength to strength . Zara Phillips, the Queen’s grand-daughter and an eventing world champion, is just one of the riders who competed at Camphire...

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11 Jul 2015
Insurance Premium Tax Rise - another squeeze on households
Insurance Premium Tax Rise – another squeeze on households

George Osborne’s first purely Conservative Budget has landed a heavy blow on insurance buyers. He has increased insurance premium tax by 58%. The vast majority of policies will be effected with a rise in the standard rate from 6% to 9.5% from November this year. Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) was originally introduced in the 1993 budget...

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02 Jul 2015
Whitworth Wins Museum of the Year
Whitworth Wins Museum of the Year

After an extensive modernisation programme the Whitworth Gallery in Manchester has secured the Art Fund’s Museum of the Year Award- one of the most coveted prizes in the Art World with a winning fund of £100,000. Other finalists included the Imperial War Museum, Belfast’s The MAC, The Tower of London, Oxford University Museum of Natural History and...

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15 Jun 2015
Museums Embrace Entrepreneurialism But There Are Risks
Museums Embrace Entrepreneurialism But There Are Risks

Local council budgets were cut by 40% under the last government (according to the Local Government Association) and with a Conservative majority now promising to further tighten council spending in order to tackle the budget deficit, museums must increasingly look elsewhere for funding. Often seen as a luxury rather than a necessity, the heritage sector...

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15 May 2015
More Local Authority Museums Revert to Trust Status

The Museums Association, have reported that government funding cuts are leading to more local government museums opting for trust status. Geraldine Kendall, reporting in the May edition of the Museum’s Journal says ‘Trust status has come to represent a lifeline for struggling museums….’ , she argues that there are ‘many intangible benefits to being in...

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18 Mar 2015
Cobbold and Judd's 10th Anniversary will be Supported by Castleacre
Cobbold and Judd’s 10th Anniversary will be Supported by Castleacre

Cobbold and Judd Fine Art are celebrating their 10th Anniversary this year with an Exhibition at Orwell Park School in Suffolk on the 25 and 26 April.  Richard Cobbold and Emma Judd  have been champions of Contemporary British Art since they established in 2005, with particular emphasis on the work of Modern British artists working in East Anglia, including Maggi Hambling,...

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25 Feb 2015
H-Band Property Owners Will be Included in the New Flood Re Scheme
H-Band Property Owners Will be Included in the New Flood Re Scheme

Farms and Estates will Need to Navigate Flood Insurance Carefully The Government has reversed its decision to exclude H-Band property owners from the benefits of the new Flood Re scheme.  When the Flood Re scheme is launched in June 2015 all private property owners will benefit from the scheme but there are still some notable...

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28 Jan 2015
Lay Trustees Should Protect Themselves Against Claims
Lay Trustees Should Protect Themselves Against Claims

Agreeing to become a Trustee is not dissimilar to a marriage contract and perhaps rather like a marriage should not ‘be entered into in-advisedly or lightly but reverently, discreetly, advisedly and soberly’. While it may be easier to walk away from a trusteeship the consequences of making a mistake are serious and you could face...

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