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Important Changes to Kickstart Scheme

From 3 February 2021, employers will be able to apply to the Kickstart Scheme, in the UK (for our Irish members see the similar Youth Employment Support Scheme), without a minimum threshold of 30 jobs. Furthermore, the government is closing applications for new gateways this week, but businesses can still sign up an existing gateway. […]

COVID security to retain construction’s ‘essential’ status

Dear FAME members, As you will be aware the various government authorities that we operate in have issued guidance on construction work during the most recently imposed restrictions: England – the recent (11January 2021) letter from the Rt Hon Kwasi Kwarteng MP Secretary of State at BEIS confirming the construction sector’s continuing ‘essential’ role: “firms […]

Profiling the Profession Deadline January 17th

The Profiling the Profession survey deadline is this Sunday, January 17th. This is a very important survey covering topics from health and safety to income sources. FAME is a partner in this project, as the data for our State of the Archaeological Market and Health & Safety in Archaeology reports are being collected through this […]

FAME Supports Seeing Red

FAME, the trade association for archaeology in the UK and Ireland, has teamed up with the Seeing Red project to provide all FAME member organisations with period packs – the size small first aid kits and just as important. These kits contain essential supplies to deal with menstruation for archaeologists out in the field or […]

FAME webinar: Archaeology and pipeline safety in the UK

We have the recording of another one of our FAME webinars to share with you: Recording: https://youtu.be/vpnTyapgF9Q There have been a number of incidents around the world involving archaeology works taking place without contact being made with the pipeline operators prior to works beginning. To proactively promote pipeline safety and avoid such instances in the […]

FAME webinar: Hiring non-UK Staff in Archaeology from 2021 onward

Our FAME webinar, Hiring non-UK Staff in Archaeology from 2021 onward, was recorded and the video is now available to view: Recording: https://youtu.be/3fDRSaok_qM This webinar will cover the change in circumstances, due to Brexit, in organisations ability to hire EU staff. It will review the process and costs associated with becoming a Tier 2 sponsor, […]

Scotland Consultation: Proposed changes to depositing archaeological assemblages in Scotland

Scottish Government has opened two consultations on, Proposed changes to depositing archaeological assemblages in Scotland Consultation 1 – Implementing a museum processing fee for archaeological assemblages in Scotland – http://archaeologystrategy.scot/2020/12/14/before-the-museum-project-consultations-on-draft-guidance-and-museums-processing-fee/2020-feasibility-report-on-implementing-a-museum-processing-fee-for-archaeology-in-scotland-final/ Please use https://bit.ly/3mfzPUg for submitting your response. The deadline for responses is the 8th February 2021. This report is a feasibility study only at this […]

FAME webinar: The benefits of Consultant and Contractor collaboration

The recording of our webinar, The benefits of Consultant and Contractor collaboration, is now available: Recording: https://youtu.be/K5R-_Fd5szQ Claire Cogar, Director of Archaeology at Iceni Projects and Guy Hunt, Founding Partner at L-P Archaeology discuss and present effective ways for consultants and contractors to collaborate to ensure the successful delivery of archaeological work on development projects.

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