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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 […]

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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, […]

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Stay up to speed with changes to NPPF

Historic England is sharing this briefing showing their thinking on how the revised NPPF will affect heritage: http://content.historicengland.org.uk/content/docs/planning/he-nppf-briefing-jul18.pdf. The briefing was prepared by Victoria Thomson, Historic England’s Head of Planning Advice.

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FAME member responses needed

CIfA/HE project: Archaeology and planning case studies This month CIfA has launched a project which will collect case studies from the planning system and make them available on-line to support advocacy.  Collected cases will help CIfA, FAME, and others in the sector, advocate for the protection or enhancement of archaeological provision within the planning system. […]

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Archaeology scores ‘well’ in gender pay report

At midnight on Wednesday the deadline past for organisations with more than 250 employees to submit reports on how they are paying male and female employees. Due to size, not many archaeological companies were required to submit data, but those that did, our largest employers, show that our sector may be performing better than most. […]

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The archaeological sector speaking with one voice

Recently FAME have begun to trial a relationship with the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists that sees us respond jointly to some of the calls for consultation that come from Westminster and the devolved assemblies in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Where there are shared concerns, the Council for British Archaeology and the Association of Local […]

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Website hacked

Thanks to all the members and visitors who have pointed out that the FAME website has been hacked with links to ‘medical’ sites inserted on most pages. The majority of these links have now been tracked down and deleted, but our work to clean this up is still underway as we work through our older news items. […]

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FAME Forum 2017

Members and non-member are invited to the annual FAME Forum, to be held in York on Friday 23rd June. This years theme is Innovation and the focus will be on how new ways of working, new techniques and new technology are transforming how we investigate the past.  Faced with the demands of clients for more effective […]

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Survey of Archaeological Specialists

Landward Research are undertaking a survey, collecting data on specialist skills, on behalf of the UK national agencies. FAME is working with Landward Research to support the project and to ensure that as many specialists as possible take part. The data gathered by the survey will be invaluable in helping FAME and it’s sector partners […]

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