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Bouygues and Equans Merger Accepted by CMA

The Competition and Markets Authority has confirmed that it will not refer the merger of Bouygues and EQUANS to a Phase 2 review. The competition regulator has...

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Kwarteng’s Growth Plan – Reactions from the Commercial Property Industry

Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng's Growth Plan 2022 has been described as both “a fiscal and moral outrage” and the beginning of a “virtuous cycle of...

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WSP Completes Acquisition of Capita’s Real Estate and Infrastructure Consultancy Businesses

After announcing the deal in August 2022, WSP has completed the acquisition of GL Hearn Ltd and Capita REI from Capita Plc. This will add around 1,000 UK-based...

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FM Leaders Win at British Ex-Forces Business Awards 2022

FM leaders from Churchill Services, Mace and Sodexo have been recognised for their contribution to the business world as military veterans. At the fifth annual British...

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Real Living Wage Rate Rises to £10.90 an Hour

The Living Wage Foundation has brought forward its wage increase due to the sharp rise in living costs. The new Living Wage rates have risen to £10.90 an...

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Government Announces Energy Bill Relief Scheme for Businesses

Businesses are to receive a discount on wholesale gas and electricity, as part of the government’s Energy Bill Relief Scheme. The Supported Wholesale Price is...

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High Performing Buildings – September's Roundup

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Kwarteng’s Growth Plan – Reactions from the Commercial Property Industry

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7 Ways Data Can Drive Better Facilities Management Decisions

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Battersea Power Station Opens Doors to the Public for the First Time

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COVID-19
What Does The Coronavirus Bill Mean For Commercial Landlords and Tenants?

The Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Act 2022 has recently been passed into law – ending the extended moratorium on tenant evictions for non-payment of...

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Building Services
H.I.G Capital Acquires CPS Building Services

Global investment firm H.I.G has acquired Cambridgeshire M&E service provider CPS Building Services Limited. The existing management team of CPS will remain in...

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Contract Wins
BBC Extends FM Contract With Mitie

Mitie will continue to deliver facilities management services for the BBC for an additional two years. The contract will span engineering, logistics, maintenance,...

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Videos
Battersea Power Station Opens Doors to the Public for the First Time

Almost 40 years since its closure, Battersea Power Station is set to become one of London’s most exciting new retail and leisure destinations.   Watch...

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Facilities Management
Mitie, Compass and Wates Group Among FM Firms to Support Buy Social Corporate Challenge

30 UK businesses have spent £250 million procuring services and products from social enterprises and helped create 2,700 jobs in an ongoing programme from Social...

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Cleaning, Hygiene & Washroom
Appreciating Cleaning Staff On i-Recognise Day

On 16 September, i-Recognise Day will celebrate the contribution of cleaning staff across the globe. The sole purpose of the day is to raise the profile of the...

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Environment & Sustainability
The Future of Carbon-Absorbing Paint – Q&A With Patrick Folkes | Graphenstone UK

Graphenstone is the most sustainably certified paint brand in the world. We spoke to Patrick Folkes, the hedge fund and smoothie entrepreneur who has brought the...

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Education & Training
IFM Innovators Programme – Shedding New Light on Maintenance 5.0

87 per cent of professionals that completed The IFM Innovators Programme online course agreed that it had “impacted their vision and plans for the...

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Smart Buildings & Technology
How to Identify and Address IoT Security Weaknesses

Data-driven facilities management is now the expected norm, but security concerns about IoT systems still remain amongst FMs and tenants. The Internet of Things (IoT)...

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Products & Projects
Cold Plasma Technology Aims to Reduce Infection Transmissibility in Lifts

Two new hygiene products that use cold plasma technology to reduce the risk of infection transmissibility in enclosed areas have entered the market. Launching in...

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Fleet & Transportation
Hydrogen Vehicles – EV Killers?

A new study from Juniper Research has found the number of hydrogen vehicles in service globally will exceed one million in 2027, from just over 60,000 in 2022...

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Safety & Health
Where is the Full Asbestos Strategy?

The British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS), a leading scientific charity and the Chartered Society for Worker Health Protection, together with the Faculty of...

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People
New Appointments in Facilities Management – September 2022

Catch up on the latest new appointments in the world of FM, commercial real estate and the built environment, including appointments at Churchill Services, Corps Security...

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Security, Fire & Contingency Planning
BESA Warns of Critical Fire Safety Issue in Ventilation Systems

The Building Engineering Services Association has issued an urgent warning about a potential fire safety weakness in a large number of building ventilation...

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Property
London Bridge’s New Office on Stilts

A London Bridge development that will be raised 18m above ground level by steel stilts has been granted planning approval by Southwark Council. Described as “the...

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Building, Refurbishment & Fit-Out
High Performing Buildings – September's Roundup

This month’s high-performing buildings roundup features shortlisted projects from NLA’s annual New London Awards, presented in association with the Mayor of...

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Energy Management
New Housing in London at Risk as Electricity Networks Near Capacity

New developments in London may be stalled due to the electricity grid running out of capacity. According to a letter seen by the Financial Times, The Greater London...

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Workplace & Wellbeing
EMCOR Named as Disability Confident Employer

EMCOR UK has achieved “employer” status through the government’s Disability Confident scheme. The scheme has three defined levels, and Disability...

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