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The CIS taxation regime -all you need to know

Since 2004 the Construction Industry Scheme has been in place to regulate tax payments between contractors and sub-contractors for construction work. Sub-contractors need to be registered with the scheme or face payments being retained in lieu of tax by main contractors. A recent case where a contractor refused to pay an archaeology company because they […]

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FAME members win prestigious engineering awards

FAME members, Museum of London Archaeology Service, Oxford Archaeology and Pre-Construct Archaeology are part of the Thameslink Borough Viaduct team that have won one of this years prestigious CEEQUAL Outstanding Achievement Awards for environmental and social performance in civil engineering, infrastructure, landscaping, and public realm projects. The CEEQUAL Awards returned for a special evening at the […]

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Impact of BREXIT on commercial archaeological services

FAME recently carried out a rapid survey of members on the impacts of BREXIT on their organisation, and their predictions for the future. The survey can be read in full by members here. The main findings were as follows: Most businesses were experiencing steady or increasing workloads through 2016 despite Brexit There was much more uncertainty for […]

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CSCS Cards -a quick update

The current system whereby most archaeologists gain CSCS accreditation will change in September 2017 when the current Construction Related Occupation card is removed. CSCS are doing this, cheap on behalf of the wider construction industry, in order to tighten up accreditation across all professional and technical occupations. In particular it is now clear that the […]

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FAME position statement on archaeological archives

FAME undertook an extensive survey in 2012 of the problem for long-term storage of archives, and found there were 9000 homeless archives that had not been accepted by a museum or other repository (the report is available here). Since 2012 the problem has become worse, resulting in the potential value of archaeological archives being denied […]

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2015 Archaeology Market Survey

Hot on the heels of the 2014 market survey comes that for 2015. This important piece of work undertaken by Landward Research, jointly for FAME and CIfA, describes the commercial archaeology sector as of the end of March this year. You will want to look at the detail to compare your organisation’s position with others […]

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CDM 2015 Revisions and Archaeology

The revised Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM 2015) came into effect on the 6th April. The key changes have been well publicised, and the HSE has now provided FAME with clarity regarding their exemption for ‘pre-construction archaeological investigations’. The exemption means that archaeological investigation is not ‘construction work’ within the defined meaning, and is therefore […]

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FAME Reorganisation – New Chief Executive search

FAME, ambulance the voice of commercial archaeology managers and employers, stuff is reorganising. As part of this process we are seeking to appoint a new Chief Executive to represent FAME with major stakeholders and to take lead responsibility for FAME’s advocacy work, find with effect from July 2015 when our present CEO, Malcolm Cooper, is […]

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FAME 2015 AGM and Annual Day School: Managing the Interface: Commercial Archaeology and the Development Industry

The FAME AGM will take place at the Barley Hall, 2 Coffee Yard, York, YO1 8AR at 5.00-6.00pm on June 25, 2015. This will be followed by a reception at Barley Hall (with food and drink available) which is timetabled to finish at 7.30pm. The FAME Annual Day-School on the theme of Managing the Interface: Commercial Archaeology […]

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