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Saturday, 26 May

News
University Of London Concedes To Union Pressure

The Independent Workers of Great Britain union is claiming its disruptive strikes and protest at the University of London has won major concessions for outsourced...

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Committee Lose Their RAG At Governments Naive Carillion Risk Scale

The Government's Red, Green, Amber risk assessments relating to Carillion and other major outsourced services were not good enough a Parliamentary Committee has...

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Taking A Shine And A Hatchet To Hackitt

A number of different organisations have responded to Dame Judith Hackitt's Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety - some supportive, some...

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Gangsters' Paradise Leads To Jail Terms For Business Phishing Scam

Gangsters who altered business emails to rip-off more than £1 million have gone to jail. Two members of the Nigerian organised crime group who committed the fraud...

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Human Error Could Cost UK Businesses Up To €20 Million

Over three-quarters of British businesses say that a proportion of inbound mail and communications is incorrectly allocated due to physical handling, creating an...

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Crown Prosecutions Service Prosecuted - And Other GDPR-type Convictions

You could hardly make it up but the Crown Prosecutions Service has been fined after losing victim interview videos - PLUS a variety of convictions including a...

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Raising The Bar – Consent Under The GDPR

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GDPR - No Confidence In Compliance. Mobile Workers Are Biggest Hazard

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1980s Buildings Officially Become Heritage

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Northern Exposure - Lack Of Commercial Property Could Stall Growth

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Facilities Management
Crusshed, Nailed and Stirred

It's been a Crusshing end to the FM week with only two major contracts being nailed and a substantial acquisition to report. Plus there's a bit of stirring going...

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Security, Fire & Contingency Planning
Denial Of Service Costs Escalate

A DNS Threat Report has revealed the cost per attack has increased by 57% to $715,000 for organisations globally. EfficientIP, a specialist in DNS security to ensure...

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People
GDPR - What A Scam

GDPR has gifted scammers with a new hook for sending phishing emails. Many internet users are now receiving emails from organisations that they have online dealings with,...

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Technology
Is BYOD Creating A GDPR Risk For Your Business?

Does your Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) stance have the potential to create risks relating to data protection or breaches, as a result of staff using a single smartphone...

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Education & Training
Housing Project To Train Apprentices And Ex-offenders. Parliament’s Northern Estate Project In Motion

Wates Appointed Constructor To New £23.4m Contract With Brent Council National developer, Wates Residential, has been appointed constructor to a new £23.4...

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Fleet & Transportation
Two Million Fleet Drivers To Revalidate Driving Licence Data Consent

There are over two million drivers who will have to revalidate their driving licence data consent, writes Malcolm Maycock, Chair of the ADLV. Whilst this is a mammoth...

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Safety & Health
Fine After Man Hit By 500kg Slab

May 15 saw a demolition company fined after a worker suffered multiple injuries when he was struck by a concrete spandrel panel. Manchester Magistrates’ Court...

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Environment & Sustainability
Wildflowers Embraced By The University Of York

The University of York has had a biodiverse boost to its new campus facilities - the recently completed Piazza Learning Centre. Situated within a picturesque lakeside...

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Building, Refurbishment & Fit-Out
Procurement Hub Puts WD In Frame For £2.5 Billion

The Procurement Hub, a procurement specialist that is part of Places for People, have named Willmott Dixon as preferred bidder to be sole contractor on its newly created...

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Workplace & Wellbeing
Smart Workplace - Smart Parking?

Should smart parking be a vital component of any smart workspace with carpark facilities? A Clearview Intelligence blogger thinks so. If smart buildings use...

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Energy
Renewables And The Microgeneration Plan

Building a micro grid has got easier and cheaper  as the equipment needed has reduced in price and become more available. Here, Jonathan Wilkins of EU Automation,...

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Cleaning, Hygiene & Washroom
Greening Cleaning Keeps Costs From Hitting Ceiling

By replacing chemical cleaners with biological alternatives, contractors and landlords could save millions of pounds, writes Dr Emma Saunders - and international...

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Products & Projects
Smart Design Boxes Ward Off The Legionella Threat

Chris Goggin of Rinnai looks at how smart design and control options can design out Legionella proliferation. Legionella control and risk avoidance are top of the list...

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Property
Growing A Façade At Salisbury Square

8 Salisbury Square is a modern, 10-storey office building situated in the heart of the City of London. A reorganisation of its use meant the building gained additional...

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