Recession - managing and planning
IfA recession plan
IfA recognises that the sector is currently experiencing difficulty as a result of the economic climate. Following a meeting of Executive committee on 17 December 2008 and Council on 14 January 2009, a number of measures were put in place to assist IfA members and Registered Organisations. Some elements of the recession plan have been carried over to the current financial year.
- Download the recession plan (pdf file)
Job losses in archaeology - information gathering
Late in 2008, anecdotal information came to our attention, that the economic decline, and in particular the slump in housing construction, was having a negative impact on commercial archaeological practice.
Together with FAME (the Federation of Archaeological Managers and Employers), IfA has approached a selection of archaeological employers on a regular basis, to gather statistical data on any job losses in the sector. This is to substantiate the impact of the current economic situation and to support the archaeological profession as a whole through this period of uncertainty. The quarterly reports can be downloaded below.
Job Losses in Archaeology Reports (pdf files)
We will continue to track changes in the situation until further notice.
IfA recession seminar
February 2009 - Museum at Docklands, London
As mentioned in the Recession plan, IfA organised a seminar to discuss ways of for individuals and organisations can best plan to survive the recession. The following is a brief report of the day.
IfA Recession documents (pdf files, unless where stated)
Report of the day Text of Noel Fojut’s presentation Powerpoint of Kenneth Aitchison’s presentation (Powerpoint file) Text of Kenneth Aitchison’s presentation Alister Dryburg’s Leadership paper Alister Dryburg’s Lean not mean paper Handout from the Alister Dryburg’s presentation Text of Stewart Bryant’s presentation
On 23 March 2009, representatives of IfA, ALGAO and FAME met to agree how the three organisations will work together to get through the recession.
- Download the minutes of this meeting (pdf file)
Note for Administrators and Liquidators of Archaeological Organisations
IfA hopes that none of its members will ever need to refer administrators and liquidators to an advice note on what to do when an archaeological organisation becomes insolvent or goes into administration, but should that situation arise information is now available from IfA.
Please contact us if you have any questions or require further help and advice.