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Government support update, FAME member experiences and H&S

Message from the CEO to members:   Dear FAME members, We have some updates for you on the various support schemes as well as some issues members are facing, first the support information adapted from Heritage Alliance for you: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme The Government has released guidance on its Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. Further […]

Support For Workers in Commercial Archaeology

Sent to our members today.   Dear FAME members, Overload of emails I know, but we are living in interesting times. I have received a message today from Andy Bye, Prospect Negotiations Officer for Heritage, Law and Energy. FAME have met with Prospect and discussed the message (which is below), and I feel that it […]

Archaeology and the COVID-19 pandemic developments

This has been sent to all FAME members:   Dear FAME Members, Apologies for the raft of emails coming from FAME in such short order, though given the quickly changing situation we thought it necessary to update you on developments relating to fieldwork and non-field work that will impact you imminently. In the last few […]

Message from FAME CEO

Dear FAME members, Over the last few days myself and Doug Rocks-Macqueen, FAME’s Deputy CEO, have been speaking to FAME members. We have managed to speak to or contact most of our members and have brought together comprehensive views on what is happening across commercial archaeology, shared below. We have also asked how FAME can […]

Archaeology is Open for Business

During the coronavirus pandemic, commercial archaeology companies continue to provide the quality expertise and advice that their clients need while protecting the health and safety of their employees, clients and the public. FAME members are already adapting to rapidly changing circumstances and will continue to do so as the situation evolves. This includes archaeologists working […]

Mineral Extraction and Archaeology – Advice Updated

In 2008, the Minerals and Historic Environment Forum (MHEF) and Historic England produced a Practice Guide  ‘Minerals Extraction and Archaeology: A Practice Guide’ to help those working in the mineral extraction sector. This as now been updated and is now the Mineral Extraction and Archaeology: Advice Note. It is written for use by all those […]

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 – 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, […]

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