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  And As If By Magic - Chancellor Discovers Magic Money Tree

And As If By Magic - Chancellor Discovers Magic Money Tree

The Chancellor has wowed the House with his Budget - here's a summary of what was announced. There's £3.5 billion for NHS buildings; The Minimum and National Living Wage is up; and there's some slack on Universal Credit; electric car drivers benefit but company car drivers suffer for the sake of clean air; construction skills get funding; and Business rates will make sense
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  A Dinosaur Before It Even Begins - Hinkley Deal Slated

A Dinosaur Before It Even Begins - Hinkley Deal Slated

No one protected the interests of consumers in the Hinkley power deal a Public Accounts Committee report says with consumers locked into an expensive deal lasting 35 years...for power that is unlikely ever to be consumed
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  Annie Sees Hard-knock Life As IWGB Files Landmark Case

Annie Sees Hard-knock Life As IWGB Files Landmark Case

The Independent Workers’ Union of Great Britain has filed what could be a landmark case to extend trade union rights of outsourced workers...who protested in front of HRS Princess Royal this week
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The Gig Economy - May Pressed To Hit Bogus Deals

  The Gig Economy - May Pressed To Hit Bogus Deals
The Work and Pensions and Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committees have published a draft Bill to close the loopholes that allow companies to use bogus self-employment status as a route to cheap labour
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Europeans Demanding More Bang For Their Euro

   Europeans Demanding More Bang For Their Euro
European clients for integrated facilities management demand added value such as workplace management, sustainability, data analytics and energy management, a Frost & Sullivan report says
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Energy
  MEES Guide Just For You

MEES Guide Just For You

A free guide to the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards Regulations, which could make energy-wasting commercial buildings unlettable, has been published

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Workplace
   Santa's Little Help Themselfers

Santa's Little Help Themselfers

Tis the season to be light-fingered - workplace thefts are set to rise in December as pressure on pay packets leaves workers open to Yuletide crime

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Property
  Garfield Gets Going - Westgate's Dons Debut

Garfield Gets Going - Westgate's Dons Debut

Landsec and The Crown Estate, have opened Westgate Oxford, a 800,000sq.ft retail and leisure destination; and PG and Savills have submitted a planning application for Garfield Street in Belfast

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Security & Fire
  Gone In Sixty Seconds - ¬£100,000 Porsche Recovered

Gone In Sixty Seconds - £100,000 Porsche Recovered

A luxury sports car has been recovered using a covert device after being stolen from a repair centre in Birmingham, amid increasing car thefts across the UK

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People
   Bah Humbug - Black Friday Lunacy On The Horizon

Bah Humbug - Black Friday Lunacy On The Horizon

Next week sees the Black Friday hullaballoo fall on the 24th - and huge numbers of buyers will be sitting in front of a company computer nabbing bargains when they should be at hard at work

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Technology
  If Dolly Can Be Hacked, What About The Hand Dryer?

If Dolly Can Be Hacked, What About The Hand Dryer?

Which? has said that Bluetooth or Wi-Fi toys available for Christmas can be easily hacked, which beggars the question - if it's that easy, what Bluetooth and IoT installs in your building are as vulnerable?

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Building
  Retention Payments - Open Consultation

Retention Payments - Open Consultation

A consultation on the practice of cash retention under construction contracts closes at 11:45pm on 19 January 2018

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Safety
  Massive Fine & Jail Sentences After Horrific Fatality

Massive Fine & Jail Sentences After Horrific Fatality

A recycling company has been fined £880,000 and two people have been given suspended prison sentenced after the death of an agency worker who was drawn into machinery while cleaning in the area

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  Low Hanging Fruit - Carillion Soars On Framework News

Low Hanging Fruit - Carillion Soars On Framework News

Carillion may just still be able to dig itself out of the doo-doo; while Robertson has definitely got some jam; Churchill has been Radished; while ISS is counting its Apples - all in our bumper FM Digest

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Cleaning & Hygiene
  Finalists Announced for Golden Service Awards

Finalists Announced for Golden Service Awards

The finalists have been announced for the Kimberly-Clark Professional Golden Service Awards 2018

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  Huge Diesel Discounts Ahead Of Budget

Huge Diesel Discounts Ahead Of Budget

Discounts on brand new diesel cars are more than 25% higher than for petrol variants according to new What Car? data. Will that be greater once the Chancellor has spoken on Wednesday?

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Products
  Carpet Prayers Answered

Carpet Prayers Answered

St Mary’s RC Primary School has specified Total Care carpet by Heckmondwike as part of a major refurbishment

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Education
  The Year of Engineering

The Year of Engineering

The government has announced a campaign to inspire the next generation of engineers

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Environment
  Glitter Banned At Nurseries

Glitter Banned At Nurseries

Tops Day Nurseries have decided to ban glitter from their facilities as part of a further reaching policy on reducing their environmental impacts

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