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FAME Health and Safety Injury Survey 2018-19

Part of FAME’s Health & Safety strategy is to assemble industry injury and accident data to allow organisations to benchmark their performance against the sector. We hope this data will provide a better picture of Health and Safety across our sector and may assist with the development of preventative measures and improved ways of working. […]

FAME webinar 1: Working with COVID restrictions in Archaeology recording

The first of the FAME webinar series ran today, ‘Working with COVID restrictions in Archaeology’. We are very grateful to L-P Archaeology for contributing to it. We also recorded aspects of it that you can view. We have excluded the house keeping from the video and have just put up the presentation. It is also […]

FAME 2020 Webinars

FAME, with funding from Historic England, will be running a series of webinars throughout the year. These webinars will be focusing on the business and project management aspects of archaeology. They are open to anyone but some have limited spaces. Accessibility – transcripts and captions will be made available for the presentation aspect of the […]

Expression of Interest: Project to develop and implement strategic improvements in the practice of archaeological field evaluation in England

CIfA, working with FAME and funded by Historic England will be undertaking a project to develop and implement strategic improvements in the practice of archaeological field evaluation in England by working with stakeholders to develop and document a shared understanding of current evaluation practice, constraints and goals in the context of the NPPF determining which […]

Notice of 2020 AGM

The 2020 FAME was meant to take place in June of this year but was postponed because of COVID. However, the situation has not improved enough for us to have our AGM in York with the current social distancing rules in place and according to statues it needs to occur this month. As such, we […]

Development-Led Archaeology in Scotland and Covid-19

A new publication supported by FAME / ALGAO members in Scotland has been published, Development-led Archaeology in Scotland and Covid-19. This publication has brought together contributors from across Scotland, involved in both the commercial and curatorial sides of development-led archaeology to show the sector’s resilience in the face of the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.

HS2 and Project Bank Accounts

HS2 Ltd has announced it will approve the use of Project Bank Accounts (PBAs) across key contracts on Phase One. PBAs are when payments are made out of one pot and do not have to cascade through multiple tiers of contractors. On time payments is an issue that FAME has been helping to tackle for […]

Letter from Archaeology to the UK Prime Minister

FAME and many of the leading archaeology bodies have written to the Prime Minister about upcoming changes to the planning system. You can download and read the full letter here: 2020-07-17 – CIfA CBA FAME ALGAO Rescue THA SAL letter to Boris Johnson Dear Prime Minister, ARCHAEOLOGY’S CONTRIBUTION TO CONSTRUCTION-LED RECOVERY We welcome the announcement […]

State of the Archaeological Market 2019

As Chair of FAME I am very pleased to present the results of the 2018-19 State of the Archaeological Market Survey. Since 2008 the data from this annual survey have provided the foundation for analysis of the marketplace and the health of archaeological commercial practice, and has been used to extrapolate the contribution that commercial […]

Heritage Alliance Members’ Covid and Advocacy Update

FAME is a member of the Heritage Alliance. Here is there most recent update on various hertiage issues, though mainly on COVID-19: Some particular points to note from today include: DCMS is pressing for clarity on when the heritage sector and visitor economy guidance will be released. Equally they are pressing for a clear view […]

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