ATCM is the industry’s leading authority on town centre related public policy. We coordinate the secretariat of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Town Centres to increase the profile of town centres, town centre management and BIDs in Westminster on behalf of members across the UK.
With ATCM’s support the group has been responsible for:
ATCM Scotland sits on the board of the Cross Party Group for Town Centres in Holyrood. ATCM Ireland collaborates with the Department for Jobs.
Meetings of the APPG for Town Centres and the CPG for Town Centres are free to attend for all members. Watch out for the next event and get involved to speak up for your town centre.
Industry Responses to Key Government Consultations: On behalf of members, ATCM responds to key government consultations that impact the industry. ATCM will form a position based on its own consultation with members both through regional meetings and online. Recent responses include to business rates reform across the UK, the BID Review and Sunday Trading Reform.
There are a number of key issues that ATCM will be working on throughout 2018. These include:
The Mission of the APPG for Town Centres
The mission of the APPG for Town Centres is to promote parliamentary and public understanding of the importance of town and city centres and their management as a key mechanism for coordinated action, fostering public and private sector dialogue and co-operation in order to build environments that are healthy, sustainable and socially inclusive.