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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 […]

QUEST COVID info and Support for FAME members

FAME’s business support has provided the following resources: FAQ version v12 The change is about clarification on previously announced elements and examples around calculating a claim for flexible furlough. We have also included a link to the HMRC website. Changes again in yellow. Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – FAQ v12 Health & Safety Guides If […]

Heritage Alliance COVID update

FAME is a member of the Heritage Alliance and would like to pass along this communication from them to our members:   Dear members, We hope you are keeping safe and well. A big thank you to those of you who have fed in specific evidence this week for us on both the DCMS’s questions […]

Heritage Alliance Members’ Covid Update

FAME is a member of the Heritage Alliance. Here is there most recent update on COVID-19 and the Heritage sector: This morning we had another constructive Heritage Working group meeting with Heritage Minister Nigel Huddleston focussed on the development of guidance for the heritage sector which needs to be in place as we emerge from […]

COVID-19 Health and Safety Update for Archaeology

The Construction Leadership Council (CLC) Site Operating Procedures have been updated to incorporate a number of technical changes as a result of the recently published Government guidance on Working Safely during Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Construction & Other Outdoor Work. FAME considers that the CLC Site Operating Procedures (as updated – https://www.constructionleadershipcouncil.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Site-Operating-Procedures-Version-4.pdf) continue to set the […]

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