CIfA recession plan
CIfA 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 CIfA 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), CIfA 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)
- April - October 2011
- July - December 2010
- April - June 2010
- January - March 2010
- October - December 2009
- June - September 2009
- April - June 2009
- January - March 2009
- October - December 2008
We will continue to track changes in the situation until further notice.
CIfA recession seminar
February 2009 - Museum at Docklands, London
As mentioned in the Recession plan, CIfA 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.
CIfA 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 CIfA, 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
CIfA 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 CIfA.
Please contact us if you have any questions or require further help and advice.