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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 […]

Options for Sustainable Archaeological Archives

There is a new project jointly funded by Arts Council England and Historic England, to assess strategic options for the ongoing issue of storing archaeological archives. The options appraisal will review existing and future capacity for archaeological archives within England, considering a full range of archive solutions and evaluate their potential to meet the needs […]

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 […]

Impact of Covid-19 on Local Authority Archaeology Services

A rapid survey of ALGAO:UK members on how the Covid-19 pandemic has affected their work has been published. We are grateful to our colleagues in local authorities who have managed to maintain their planning advice, and supply of historic environment record data, during the Covid crisis. This has facilitated the work of our members, and […]

Online conferences: Global Challenges, Sustainability and the Politics of Heritage and Pathways and Barriers to Climate Action through Heritage Research

Please see the following call for two online conferences: AHRC Heritage is excited to host two timely half-day Conferences led by Hana Morel, titled Global Challenges, Sustainability and the Politics of Heritage and Pathways and Barriers to Climate Action through Heritage Research taking place online on Wednesday 22 and Thursday 23 July. The social and […]

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 […]

U.S. Heritage Compliance (CRM) Sector Contracts in 2019

FAME member, Heritage Business International, has released some research on the Archaeology Sector in the United State:  The United States’ heritage compliance sector contracted in 2019 by about 10 million dollars. This contraction marks the ninth year in a row of negative growth for the sector since its historic high in 2011. The compliance sector […]

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 […]

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