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Issue 159: Arts and the Environment

  • Arts and the Environment

    03 Dec 2007

    The Companies Act 2006 has significant implications for all companies, both charities and non-charities. Sean Egan outlines the key changes.

    Significant changes in company law that affected all companies came into force on 1 October 2007, and more provisions will apply in stages up to 1 October 2009. The last Companies Act dates from 1989 and an overhaul was thought to be long overdue. The headline aim is to reduce the burden of bureaucracy on small companies – and this should benefit many arts organisations.

    The Companies Act 2006 is causing particular problems, though, as the drafting is unclear. The government... more

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    Mahmood Reza cuts a path through the minefield of personal taxation for artist employment overseas.

  • 03 Dec 2007

    Do you have disabled or deaf people on your board? I bet you don?t, says Steve Mannix.

  • 03 Dec 2007

    Tim Jones selects his pick of the net!

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    The Welsh Heritage Ministry manages a wide portfolio, which includes arts and culture, sports and physical activity, Welsh language, historic Wales, museums, libraries and archives and tourism. Rhodri Glyn Thomas, Welsh Assembly Government Heritage Minister, dispels rumours that such diversity means a low priority for the arts.

  • 03 Dec 2007

    Do you have disabled or deaf people on your board? I bet you don?t, says Steve Mannix.

  • 03 Dec 2007

    Can cultural organisations provide the skills needed to shift public behaviour and deliver meaningful environmental change? Culture Northwest challenges funders, policymakers, agencies, key influencers and larger cultural organisations to take responsibility for leading the agenda ? before it?s too late.

  • 03 Dec 2007

    Nick Jones gives examples of how artists working in Cumbria are developing a wide range of innovative work inspired by major environmental challenges.

  • 03 Dec 2007

    Jane Cooke explains how the combination of the natural environment and artistic expression is enriching the lives of adults with learning disabilities living in Powys.

  • 03 Dec 2007

    Ben Todd throws down the gauntlet to theatres thinking of taking steps to tackling climate change.