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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 […]

Useful Information for non UK citizens working in UK archaeology

Non UK workers are a vital part of the archaeological workforce. FAME members Headland Archaeology are sharing some useful guidance designed to clarify the current position for foreign workers looking to work in UK archaeology. This is based on the latest UK government advice but we can only vouch for its accuracy as of today. We will try […]

New Deputy CEO at FAME

We welcome Doug Rocks-Macqueen to the new post of Deputy CEO at FAME. Many of you will have caught Doug’s presentation on ‘Peak Archaeology’ at the FAME Forum in June and he is currently Director of Analysis, Research and Technology at Landward Research Ltd. Doug brings significant experience of UK archaeology at a sector/policy level, […]

Contracts/Procurement CPD

The online magazine BUILDING provides very useful CPD to the construction sector -and sometimes this has some valuable cross-over with archaeology. One of their latest courses, CPD12 2018: Joint Contracts Tribunal, provides a very useful guide to the forms of contract that are frequently used to procure archaeology. You’ll need some background in this already […]

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