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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 […]

FAME Forum 2017

Members and non-member are invited to the annual FAME Forum, to be held in York on Friday 23rd June. This years theme is Innovation and the focus will be on how new ways of working, new techniques and new technology are transforming how we investigate the past.  Faced with the demands of clients for more effective […]

Survey of Archaeological Specialists

Landward Research are undertaking a survey, collecting data on specialist skills, on behalf of the UK national agencies. FAME is working with Landward Research to support the project and to ensure that as many specialists as possible take part. The data gathered by the survey will be invaluable in helping FAME and it’s sector partners […]

FAME responds to parliamentary inquiry into Brexit impact on skills

Together with CIfA, FAME have responded to a consultation request from the All Party Parliamentary Group for Excellence in the Built Environment. The focus was future skills needs in the construction industry and the built environment professions and our focus was to draw attention to the shortage of skills in UK archaeology and the importance of […]

FAME members win prestigious engineering awards

FAME members, Museum of London Archaeology Service, Oxford Archaeology and Pre-Construct Archaeology are part of the Thameslink Borough Viaduct team that have won one of this years prestigious CEEQUAL Outstanding Achievement Awards for environmental and social performance in civil engineering, infrastructure, landscaping, and public realm projects. The CEEQUAL Awards returned for a special evening at the […]

Archaeological Market Survey Report 2015/2016

The latest Archaeological Market Survey report, prostate produced by Landward Research on behalf of Historic England, FAME and CIfA is now available. Providing a unique analysis of the archaeological sector as part of the overall UK economy, drugs the report is based on survey responses from FAME members and CIfA Registered Organisations. Key Findings • […]

New FAME Business Support Service

FAME members can now access a suite of new business support services using their member login. Members can obtain up to date guidance, ampoule advice and template documents on a range of employment, health and safety, legal and business topics. Specific queries can be dealt with through a telephone helpline. If members have questions about their responsibilities […]

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