Self Employment

In response to regular requests for information and advice from archaeologists working on a self-employed basis, CIfA has published new guidance aimed at the self-employed and those seeking to contract their services.

The guidance brings together sources of further information from HMRC, the Professional Contractors Group, Government and others and will, it is hoped, help archaeologists starting out as self-employed navigate the complex issues of charge-out rates, insurance, downtime, etc and ensure that they, and the organisations contracting their services, are able to abide by the CIfA Code of conduct, by-laws and Standards and guidance.

If you have any comments, we would be very pleased to hear them. Please contact kate.geary [at]

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