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NVQ in Archaeological Practice

If you are interested in a career in Archaeology a route into the profession is through a National Vocational Qualification (NVQ). The qualification enables archaeologists to demonstrate that they have particular sets of skills, competencies or experience which will be of benefit when applying for jobs. It also provides a means of accrediting informal training […]

FAME welcomes new member: Atkins

FAME would like to extend a warm welcome to one of our new members approved by the board in September: Atkins SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. FAME is pleased to have their archaeology team in the UK joining us.

Policy paper on citizens’ rights in the event of a no deal Brexit

The Government has released a policy paper on what would happen to citizens’ rights in the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal, both for EU citizens in the UK and UK nationals in the EU. Given that what will happen is still unknown, even the timeline for deciding that, all archaeology […]

FAME welcomes new member: Arcadis

FAME would like to extend a warm welcome to one of our new members approved by the board in September: Arcadis Arcadis is an international firm providing support to clients around the globe. They apply their deep market sector insights and collective design, consultancy, engineering, project and management services, in partnership with their clients to […]

FAME welcomes new member: Archaeology Brython

FAME would like to extend a warm welcome to one of our new members approved by the board in September: Archaeology Brython Based in Bangor, North Wales, Brython Archaeology is a new venture providing archaeological consultancy and contract services throughout Wales, the North West and Midlands. Their aim is to provide bilingual archaeological services of […]

FAME to work with partners on bullying and harassment in archaeology

The UK workplace is coming to terms with issues around equality and diversity. It is clear that the archaeology profession and business also needs to address these challenges. Most of FAME’s members already have policies to address many of these issues. Most senior managers are fully supportive. But we call on our members to redouble […]

Call for Papers for the CIfA Conference

The Chartered Institute for Archaeologists, the professional body for UK archaeologists, has put out a call for their annual conference: Hosted at the Royal Armouries Museum, our 2019 annual conference event will be packed with sessions, training and networking opportunities. Our usual three-day conference programme includes papers, seminars and activities that aim to provide a […]

New FAME advice on PC role

Once again some clients have been putting pressure on archaeologists to act in the role of Principal Contractor. The HSE provided guidance on this back in 2015, and FAME have again sought their advice. This confirms that the PC role is not required where archaeological works are undertaken separately from construction, and where they are […]

FAME’s New Mission Statement

FAME’s board, after consulting with members has decided upon a mission statement to reflect the purpose of the organisation: To strive for a business environment where archaeological organizations can operate safely and sustainably, the well-being of employees is prioritised and archaeologists feel empowered to build careers and expertise, so that collectively we can conserve and […]

Archaeology subsistence payments and tax

Several members report that HMRC are now getting tough regarding staff subsistence payments and tax. It has been standard in archaeology for overnight payments (commonly £15 per night) to be made to staff without the need to collect receipts, and for these not to be subject to tax and NI. The dispensation that allowed for […]

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