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Self-isolating after returning to the UK and employment

Yesterday, the Government released new guidance on quarantining and Employment Rights for England: The other home nations have their own guidance: Wales: Scotland: (updated August 24th) Northern Ireland: Broadly they all require 14 days of quarantine if coming back from a country not on the approved list. Work can undertaken from […]

Options for Sustainable Archaeological Archives – update

The Arts Council England and Historic England funded project, Options for Sustainable Archaeological Archives, is currently seeking input from archaeologists from across to sector, to help build an up-to-date picture of archaeological archives. There are two ways you can help the project – if you have not already done so… An organisational survey aims to fill in […]

Development-Led Archaeology in Scotland and Covid-19

A new publication supported by FAME / ALGAO members in Scotland has been published, Development-led Archaeology in Scotland and Covid-19. This publication has brought together contributors from across Scotland, involved in both the commercial and curatorial sides of development-led archaeology to show the sector’s resilience in the face of the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.

HS2 and Project Bank Accounts

HS2 Ltd has announced it will approve the use of Project Bank Accounts (PBAs) across key contracts on Phase One. PBAs are when payments are made out of one pot and do not have to cascade through multiple tiers of contractors. On time payments is an issue that FAME has been helping to tackle for […]

Options for Sustainable Archaeological Archives

There is a new project jointly funded by Arts Council England and Historic England, to assess strategic options for the ongoing issue of storing archaeological archives. The options appraisal will review existing and future capacity for archaeological archives within England, considering a full range of archive solutions and evaluate their potential to meet the needs […]

Letter from Archaeology to the UK Prime Minister

FAME and many of the leading archaeology bodies have written to the Prime Minister about upcoming changes to the planning system. You can download and read the full letter here: 2020-07-17 – CIfA CBA FAME ALGAO Rescue THA SAL letter to Boris Johnson Dear Prime Minister, ARCHAEOLOGY’S CONTRIBUTION TO CONSTRUCTION-LED RECOVERY We welcome the announcement […]

Impact of Covid-19 on Local Authority Archaeology Services

A rapid survey of ALGAO:UK members on how the Covid-19 pandemic has affected their work has been published. We are grateful to our colleagues in local authorities who have managed to maintain their planning advice, and supply of historic environment record data, during the Covid crisis. This has facilitated the work of our members, and […]

Online conferences: Global Challenges, Sustainability and the Politics of Heritage and Pathways and Barriers to Climate Action through Heritage Research

Please see the following call for two online conferences: AHRC Heritage is excited to host two timely half-day Conferences led by Hana Morel, titled Global Challenges, Sustainability and the Politics of Heritage and Pathways and Barriers to Climate Action through Heritage Research taking place online on Wednesday 22 and Thursday 23 July. The social and […]

State of the Archaeological Market 2019

As Chair of FAME I am very pleased to present the results of the 2018-19 State of the Archaeological Market Survey. Since 2008 the data from this annual survey have provided the foundation for analysis of the marketplace and the health of archaeological commercial practice, and has been used to extrapolate the contribution that commercial […]

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