The Chief Secretary to the Treasury has asked Sir Nicholas Goodison to lead a review of the effectiveness and efficiency of support to regional and national museums and galleries to help them acquire works of art and culture of distinction that might otherwise be sold abroad, and to make those items accessible to the public. This review was announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer in Budget 2003.
Geographic scope: in consulting on this topic the review will consider taxation arrangements which affect the whole of the UK, although will only consider funding arrangements in England and Wales.
The consultation document can be found online at:
Comments on the proposals in the consultation document are invited by 1 October 2003 and should be sent to [log in to unmask]
Research and Conservation Officer,
Council for British Archaeology,
Bowes Morrell House,
Tel: 01904 671417
Fax: 01904 671384
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