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Party Manifestos and Heritage

The Heritage Alliance has done an analysis of the UK political party manifestos for the 2019 election in relation to heritage. You can see the results here: 2019 political manifesto analysis Some highlights: Funding for research to replace EU funding would be allocated by Conservatives and the Brexit Party. Conservatives also support the EU Horizon […]

2019 Heritage Manifesto

The Heritage Alliance has written to all MPs and key decision-makers with their new 2019 Heritage Manifesto, produced in advance of the election on the 12th December. You can find the manifesto here – https://www.theheritagealliance.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Manifesto-2019.pdf It draws on the messages received from members, FAME being one of those members, and particularly the work of the […]

Archaeology on the Shortage Occupation List: Omission Clarification

FAME, CIfA and CBA all respond to a consultation on what should be included in the Shortage Occupation List (SOL) and were pleased when archaeology jobs were recommended for inclusion. However, when the SOL was updated in October archaeology jobs were not included. Our organisations planned to write to the Home Office regarding this. However, […]

Changes to Tax Status of Off-payroll Professionals

HMRC rules are changing next April making contractors liable for determining the tax status of off-payroll professionals. From April 2020, the rules for engaging individuals through personal service companies are changing. The responsibility for determining whether the off-payroll working rules (sometimes known as IR35) apply will move to the organisation receiving an individual’s services. The […]

Inspiring Creativity Report

The Heritage Alliance has published a report, Inspiring Creativity – Heritage & The Creative Industries, to showcase the work being done by heritage organisations in collaboration with the creative industries. It illustrates the essential role heritage places and heritage stories have in underpinning the success of the creative industries.The report highlights: why heritage is essential […]

FAME Becomes a Supporter of the Considerate Constructors Scheme

The Federation of Archaeological Managers and Employers (FAME) is proud to announce that  we have become a supporter of the Considerate Constructors scheme. The Considerate Constructors Scheme is a not-for-profit, independent organisation founded in 1997 by the construction industry to improve its best practice. Construction sites, companies and suppliers voluntarily register with the Scheme and […]

Wellbeing in Heritage

The Heritage Alliance, in partnership with Ecclesiastical Insurance Group, is trying to understand how wellbeing is being prioritised within the heritage sector, and so they have created a survey about this topic. The results will help them to better understand what wellbeing programmes and activities are available in the sector. The data will also be anonymised […]

Trial Pitting Questionnaire – Responses by 31st October

FAME have been in discussions with AGS – the Association of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Specialists – and we consider that a mutual understanding regarding trial pitting for construction and archaeology / cultural heritage would be very useful to both sets of members.  AGS have asked us to circulate this letter and questionnaire which has been […]

HS2 Meeting – Input required

Dear Members, Ros Seal from HS2 spoke at the FAME Forum in June 2019, and she asked FAME to bring any issues that members were having working on HS2 to her attention. Tim Malim and I will be meeting with Ros and other HS2 representatives, so please send details of anything you would like us […]

New Report – Archaeology in Development Management

ALAGO has just released a new report, Archaeology in Development Management. You can download the report here – https://www.algao.org.uk/archaeology-development-management “New research into the benefits of archaeology work undertaken under the control of Local Authorities across Britain has been published by the Association of Local Government Archaeological Officers (ALGAO) today (6th September 2019) Archaeological work was […]

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