Government White Papers


The government published two important White Papers in March 2016 concerning the arts, culture and education sectors.

The Culture White Paper

Published by Ed Vaizey, Minister for Culture and the Digital Economy, this is the first white paper for culture in more than 50 years, and only the second ever published. It talks about increasing opportunities for all children and young people, regardless of their background, and how culture can be used in place-making.



Educational Excellence Everywhere

Published by Nicky Morgan, Secretary of State for Education, this paper talks about the academisation of schools and tackling issues around locality.