FAME has responded to the government’s review of the future of local government archaeology services, expressing its concern at the growing pressure on their resources, and the implications of this for archaeological practitioners and their clients, skills, the historic environment and the general public. It has suggested a model of properly-regulated and resourced HER/advisory teams, working at county or multicounty level in close partnership with, and supported by, Historic England, along similar lines to the HER/advisory teams of the Welsh Archaeological Trusts.

The full response is here.