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  Undercover in Premier Inn - ISS Misadventure Starts Here

Undercover in Premier Inn - ISS Misadventure Starts Here

When a Channel 4 Dispatches documentary reporter goes undercover as a housekeeper working for contract cleaners at a London Premier Inn, she finds some uncomfortable truths about what it can be like for those working there
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  A Premier Response From ISS

A Premier Response From ISS

ISS has found itself in the eye of a storm as a Channel 4 Dispatches documentary revealed unsavoury hygiene practices and unpaid overtime on a Premier Inn contract. ISS responds
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   Carillion's Corpse  - Mr Bigs & BGIS Circle

Carillion's Corpse - Mr Bigs & BGIS Circle

PwC has transferred 4,418 former Carillion jobs in one big move while BGIS has snapped up a tranche of the former-Carillion portfolio. Serco meanwhile has slashed what it will pay for contracts it bought whilst Carillion was going under.
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You'll Never Walk Alone - Liverpool Plans Massive Transfers

  You'll Never Walk Alone - Liverpool Plans Massive Transfers
The boss of Royal Liverpool Hospital NHS Trust has been accused of snubbing Carillion hit maintenance workers whilst planning to have them taken on by a new company rather than taking them back in-house
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Monty Pylon - Ofgem Takes Comic Route To Hinkley C Grid Upgrade

  Monty Pylon - Ofgem Takes Comic Route To Hinkley C Grid Upgrade
Ofgem has confirmed it will use the comedy of competitive tender to try to knock £100m off the £800 million cost to connect Hinkley Point C to the grid
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  All In One Place - Yippee - It's FM Digest Time

All In One Place - Yippee - It's FM Digest Time

Servest goes down the canal; Horbury healthy at NHS; Arcus in the aisles at Sainsbury's; Salisbury at Aylesbury; Wates Smartspace FM lands Horder Healthcare

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Cleaning & Hygiene
  We're All Off To Sunny Spain - Y Viva Interserve

We're All Off To Sunny Spain - Y Viva Interserve

Troubled Interserve has said Y Viva Espa√Īa as it takes a ¬£10 million facilities services contract with Groundforce for aircraft cleaning services across Spain

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Safety
   Public Liabilities & Crown Sensures

Public Liabilities & Crown Sensures

Company fined after falling scaffold clips hits pedestrian; MoD receives crown censure following royal navy technician death; Companies fined after scaffolder struck by dumper truck and killed; Birmingham contractor fined £500,000 after worker struck by tipper truck

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Energy
  1+1 Makes A Sharp Project Sharper

1+1 Makes A Sharp Project Sharper

PPSPower has provided a slick N+1+1 UPS solution for the Sharp Project, an unusual office space recently acquired by Manchester City Council

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Environment
  A Refreshing Idea - Will You Provide A Public Fountain

A Refreshing Idea - Will You Provide A Public Fountain

Tens of thousands of water refill stations are being created by publicly minded organisations to help reduce a dependence on plastic bottles

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Workplace
   Horrible Bosses - Imagined Killing Them?

Horrible Bosses - Imagined Killing Them?

A study has shown that 1 in 10 people have imagined killing their boss. 22% of that figure work in offices related to construction or the construction related fields and nearly a third work in retail

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People
  No Fuzzing On Ethics And Service For Global Top Table

No Fuzzing On Ethics And Service For Global Top Table

Based on a public survey of customers, ISS Germany has been awarded Best Service Provider for Medium-Sized Companies 2018; and JLL has been voted one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies

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Building
  Carillion Projects Were Worth A Total Of ¬£5.7 Billion

Carillion Projects Were Worth A Total Of £5.7 Billion

The latest figures suggest that on the day of liquidation, Carillion was the main contractor on 57 construction projects worth a total of £5.7 billion, including a £1.3 billion HS2 contract.

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Education
   Shining A Light On Code L

Shining A Light On Code L

The latest advantages in lighting technologies and controls are addressed in the new edition of Lighting Commissioning Code L, published by CIBSE

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Security & Fire
  The Strife, Cook, Thieves & The Cover

The Strife, Cook, Thieves & The Cover

After the strife of a competitive tender Steve Cook, Director of Facilities at the British Arab Commercial Bank has appointed Ward Security for concierge and security guards - who are unlikely to be fending off armed villains

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Property
  Sumitomo Climbs To City Summit

Sumitomo Climbs To City Summit

February 13 saw the announcement that Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation has agreed to take 161,000sq.ft of office space at 100 Liverpool Street, Broadgate in the City of London

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Products
  Countering Terrorism The Hard Way

Countering Terrorism The Hard Way

A new type of concrete, which could significantly lower the number of deaths during bomb blasts, earthquakes and other disasters, is being developed by an expert from Northumbria University, Newcastle

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Technology
  Getting Gfast To Bristol

Getting Gfast To Bristol

Bristol will be one of the first cities to benefit from proposals by Openreach for a major acceleration of its ultrafast fibre broadband network assisted by Gfast technology

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  Motor Insurance In Overdrive

Motor Insurance In Overdrive

The relentless rise in the cost of motor insurance continues with the Association of British Insurers' latest Motor Insurance Premium Tracker showing that the costs of motor insurance have reached record levels

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