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Protecting our Heritage research results

As a leading insurer of heritage properties and fine art we are passionate about taking a lead on matters that affect the heritage sector and finding ways to further support our customers.

In the spring, we commissioned research amongst heritage property owners and members of The Heritage Alliance, The Historic Houses Association, English Heritage and specialist heritage insurance brokers.

Our research showed that the role of insurers was considered to be important in helping facilitate the protection of our heritage properties and giving support to owners to manage the challenges around maintenance, stewardship, reinstatement and repair.

Download the research summary

The role of Government was also a burning topic, and you can see the key results and views in our summary  produced specifically for the recent Ecclesiastical-sponsored Heritage Alliance debate focusing on the role of Government in the protection of heritage.

We believe the focus should be on protecting the original, ensuring safe access for everyone to enjoy and understand our history. Of course this takes both time and money, so we have pledged our support for Historic England and The Heritage Alliance, as well as supporting the Heritage Alliance’s open letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, which seeks to ensure that the UK Government is aware of the value of heritage to England’s social, cultural and economic well-being.

As well as working with our heritage sector partners we are also part of a new consortium working on ResPublica’s recently announced Right to Beauty project. Read more about this project.


Ecclesiastical Insurance Group plc (EIG) Reg No 1718196. Ecclesiastical Insurance Office plc (EIO) Reg No 24869. Ecclesiastical Life Ltd (ELL) Reg No 243111. Ecclesiastical Financial Advisory Services Ltd (EFAS) Reg No 2046087. Ecclesiastical Underwriting Management Ltd (EUML) Reg No 2368571. E.I.O. Trustees Ltd Reg No 941199. EdenTree Investment Management Ltd (EIM) Reg No 2519319. All companies are registered in England at Beaufort House, Brunswick Road, Gloucester GL1 1JZ. EIO and ELL are authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Firm Reference Number 113848 (EIO) and 110318 (ELL). EFAS and EIM are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Firm Reference Number 126123 (EFAS) and 527473 (EIM). EUML is an appointed representative of EIO who is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Firm Reference Number 402228.