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Archaeology subsistence payments and tax

Several members report that HMRC are now getting tough regarding staff subsistence payments and tax. It has been standard in archaeology for overnight payments (commonly £15 per night) to be made to staff without the need to collect receipts, and for these not to be subject to tax and NI. The dispensation that allowed for […]

Useful Information for non UK citizens working in UK archaeology

Non UK workers are a vital part of the archaeological workforce. FAME members Headland Archaeology are sharing some useful guidance designed to clarify the current position for foreign workers looking to work in UK archaeology. This is based on the latest UK government advice but we can only vouch for its accuracy as of today. We will try […]

New Deputy CEO at FAME

We welcome Doug Rocks-Macqueen to the new post of Deputy CEO at FAME. Many of you will have caught Doug’s presentation on ‘Peak Archaeology’ at the FAME Forum in June and he is currently Director of Analysis, Research and Technology at Landward Research Ltd. Doug brings significant experience of UK archaeology at a sector/policy level, […]

Contracts/Procurement CPD

The online magazine BUILDING provides very useful CPD to the construction sector -and sometimes this has some valuable cross-over with archaeology. One of their latest courses, CPD12 2018: Joint Contracts Tribunal, provides a very useful guide to the forms of contract that are frequently used to procure archaeology. You’ll need some background in this already […]

Stay up to speed with changes to NPPF

Historic England is sharing this briefing showing their thinking on how the revised NPPF will affect heritage: http://content.historicengland.org.uk/content/docs/planning/he-nppf-briefing-jul18.pdf. The briefing was prepared by Victoria Thomson, Historic England’s Head of Planning Advice.

FAME member responses needed

CIfA/HE project: Archaeology and planning case studies This month CIfA has launched a project which will collect case studies from the planning system and make them available on-line to support advocacy.  Collected cases will help CIfA, FAME, and others in the sector, advocate for the protection or enhancement of archaeological provision within the planning system. […]

Would you like a career in archaeology – but don’t know where to start?

FAME reaches out to UK students High fees mean that students need to think carefully about future career choices. Even for those with a deep love of the subject, the traditionally low wages and uncertain career progression in archaeology have been significant barriers to entering our profession. In recent years the fallout from the financial […]

Archaeology scores ‘well’ in gender pay report

At midnight on Wednesday the deadline past for organisations with more than 250 employees to submit reports on how they are paying male and female employees. Due to size, not many archaeological companies were required to submit data, but those that did, our largest employers, show that our sector may be performing better than most. […]

The CIS taxation regime -all you need to know

Since 2004 the Construction Industry Scheme has been in place to regulate tax payments between contractors and sub-contractors for construction work. Sub-contractors need to be registered with the scheme or face payments being retained in lieu of tax by main contractors. A recent case where a contractor refused to pay an archaeology company because they […]

The archaeological sector speaking with one voice

Recently FAME have begun to trial a relationship with the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists that sees us respond jointly to some of the calls for consultation that come from Westminster and the devolved assemblies in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Where there are shared concerns, the Council for British Archaeology and the Association of Local […]

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