Icon Policy and Advocacy
Through our policy and advocacy work Icon aims to:
- Extend our influence as a strong voice for the conservation of cultural heritage.
- Promote the value of high quality conservation with our partners and with the public.
- Become the authoritative source of information on conservation in practice, policy, and the profession.
Through new research, consultation responses, campaigns, letter writing, meetings with decisionmakers, and policy papers we are working towards influencing the policies of UK governments, NGOs and other voluntary and professional bodies throughout the UK. We seek to drive positive change in the heritage sector and enhance appreciation and understanding of the conservation of our heritage.
Find out more about Icon's policy and advocacy work:
- Icon Policy Advisory Panel
- Icon Policy and Advocacy Framework
- Sustainable Workforce Research Toolkit project
Responses, Statements and Letters
- Icon response to DCMS Treasure Act review
- Icon response to Scottish Government draft climate change adaptation programme
- Icon briefing on immigration
- Icon briefing on soft power
- Icon statement on NHS Long Term Plan
- Icon response to Welsh Government Draft Climate Change Adaptation Plan
- Icon response to HES Climate Change Impacts on the Historic Environment
- Icon letter to The Guardian on Government spending on Conservation
- Icon response to Welsh Government Connected Communities: Tackling Loneliness and Social Isolation consultation
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Responses, Statements and Letters from previous years:
- Icon statement on DEFRA: A Green Future: Our 25 Year Plan to Improve the Environment
- Icon response to Historic England Conservation Principles consultation
- Icon response to Department for Education Implementation of T Level Programmes consultation
- Icon response to DCMS Select Committee Inquiry: Social Impact of Participation in Culture and Sport