April 2019 Round-up of news and reports

This is our latest monthly round-up of news and reports from our sectors of interest.

Culture and creative industries:

CEBR published a new update for Arts Council England on the arts’ contribution to the economy – apparently, it’s now bigger than agriculture’s.

The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation published a review of the lessons it has learned from its core funding support programmes.

While the Art Fund explored museums and galleries’ role in supporting wellbeing.


Historic England looked at how businesses feel about working in listed buildings.

The What Works Centre for Wellbeing produced a scoping report looking at the beneficial effects of heritage.

A new Historic Environment Policy for Scotland was published.


A House of Lords Committee reported on the regeneration of seaside towns.

BVA BRDC released their annual guide to UK holiday trends – the report is free but you have to register your details.

Place-making and urban regeneration:

The Night Time Industries Association examined the opportunities inherent in what it calls the ‘festivalisation’ of the high street.

Finally, the BID Foundation reviewed the Business Improvement District landscape and how it has changed over time.