Finance

VAT rate temporarily reduced to 5%

Back in July, the Chancellor announced a temporary reduction in the VAT rate from 20% to 5% from 15 July 2020 to 12 January 2021, for admission to attractions, holiday accommodation and sales of fo…

Meet the latest AIM Biffa Award History Makers

AIM is pleased to announce the latest round of grants awarded by the AIM Biffa Award History Makers programme. Work is already underway on these exciting new exhibitions, telling the stories of rem…

2020 – a year of change for business rates

2020: A year of constant change for Business Rates, explains Colin Hunter of Lambert Smith Hampton.  In January, the long-awaited decision of the Upper Tribunal in respect …

National Coal Mining Museum comes out of lockdown with a new permanent exhibition ‘A Light in the Darkness’

Visitors to the newly re-opened National Coal Mining Museum have been illuminated by a brand new permanent exhibiti…

£4 million Recovery and Resilience Fund to open for independent museums in Scotland

Museums Galleries Scotland (MGS) is delighted to announce details of the £4 Million Recovery and Resilience fund, made available by the Scottish Government.  The fund will open to applications on…

Hayes Parsons Insurance Brokers on assessing risk and financial viability

Following the welcome issue of reopening advice and guidance Ben Leah, Director, Hayes Parsons Insurance Brokers highlights how museums might a…

Culture Recovery Fund – further detail announced

Early detail on how the government’s £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund will operate emerged today as Arts Council England, National Lottery Heritage Fund and Historic England published information o…

Landmark Ruling on Business Rates for Museums

Museum operators across England and Wales breathed a sigh of relief last week after the Upper Tribunal (Land Chamber) ruled in their favour, following a long-running battle with the Valuation Offic…

Success Guide: Negotiating Business Rates

In partnership with Lambert Smith Hampton, AIM has updated its guide on ‘Successfully Negotiating Business Rates’. Written by Colin Hunter, …

AIM And Scott Moncrieff Launch Museums And Galleries Tax Relief Helpline

AIM members can now benefit from free advice on all aspects of Museums and Galleries Exhibition Tax Relief via a new telephone helpline. …

What’s Going On In The World Of Charity Policy?

There’s a General Election on the horizon, reports of an increase in fraud, and Baroness Barran has reviewed progress on the Civil Society Strategy. So, we asked …

AIM Report and Toolkit highlights the significant Economic Impact of the Independent Museum Sector

AIM’s latest report on the Economic Impact of the Indep…