July 2019 news round-up

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This month’s round-up of news from our sectors of interest.

Culture and creative industries:

As part of Boris Johnson’s major reshuffle, a new team has been announced at the DCMS – Nicky Morgan is the new Secretary of State (scroll down to ‘Our ministers’).

ACE North released figures on the economic impact of culture in the North.

A Scottish website, Culture Counts, published a digest of Scottish cultural statistics drawn from recent research papers.


A Commons Committee examined the lessons to be learnt from the First World War centenary events.

The LGA and Arts Council England published a ‘Making the most of your museums’ handbook to help councillors.

UNESCO UK launched a report highlighting UK innovation in cultural heritage.

Place-making and urban regeneration:

The Institute of Place Management reported on ‘future proofing’ high streets, using examples from the UK, Belgium and the Netherlands.

The Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission issued its interim report.

An NLA report looked at what works for London retail.


The DCMS Committee of the House of Commons reported on the potential of garden tourism.