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NHS IT Services Supplier Victim of Ransomware Attack

It has been confirmed that a ransomware attack is causing a major outage for NHS IT systems. Services affected include software used by NHS 111 and other patient notes...

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What Happens if a Drought is Declared in England?

As people are urged to restrict their water use to protect supplies during the current heatwave, what would it practically mean for businesses if a drought is...

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Lord Bichard Joins RICS as Interim Senior Independent Governor

As part of the implementation of his review recommendations, RICS has appointed Lord Michael Bichard as Interim Senior Independent Governor. Lord Bichard, who will...

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WSP Adds RPS to Recent Acquisitions

WSP, who recently acquired two real estate and infrastructure consultancy businesses from Capita, is also intending to take over the UK-based consulting firm RPS. The...

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UK Business Energy Bills Could Increase Fivefold From October

Some UK businesses might face bills five times their current price, due to global concerns over gas supplies and tight electricity markets in Europe. According to data...

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Capita Sells Real Estate and Infrastructure Consultancy Businesses to WSP

WSP will acquire two real estate and infrastructure consultancy businesses from Capita: GL Hearn Ltd and Capita REI. Capita expects to receive proceeds of around...

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New Approaches to the Future of Work

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Hiring in FM – Looking Beyond University Degrees

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The Best Cities for International Business Trips

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Spotlight Interview – Kiran Kachela | Continuous Improvement Projects 

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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
Nurture Group Acquires Trio of Grounds Maintenance Businesses

Nurture Landscapes Group has increased its presence in the Midlands and North of England with the completion of three acquisitions. Barton Grange Landscapes, near...

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Contract Wins
Merseyside Police Appoints BAM FM in £7m Contract

BAM FM has secured £7 million worth of contracts with Merseyside Police, for services including hard FM and mechanical maintenance. BAM FM will provide hard...

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Videos
Hiring in FM – Looking Beyond University Degrees

Employers that use degrees to screen candidates could be missing out on key talent and exacerbating the skills gap. The CIPD asked over 2,000 senior decision-makers...

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Facilities Management
Barnet Council Votes to Stop Key Service Outsourcing by 2026

As their ten-year support services contract with Capita draws to an end, Barnet Council has voted to bring HR, finance, IT and estates back in-house. Barnet Council...

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Cleaning, Hygiene & Washroom
Next-Step for Cleaning Robot Innovation

Avidbots and Maplesoft collaboration produces innovation to meet growing demand for autonomous commercial cleaning systems. Avidbots, one of the world’s leading...

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Environment & Sustainability
BRE Urges Tory Leadership Candidates to Pledge to Decarbonise the UK’s Buildings

Gillian Charlesworth, CEO of the Building Research Establishment, has penned an open letter to Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss, to urge them to publish credible and effective...

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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
New Approaches to the Future of Work

Businesses are adapting their workplace strategy for hybrid working, paying more attention to staff wellbeing and investing in workplaces that will help them to attract...

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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
Compliance Fines after Electrician’s Injuries at B&M Warehouse

B&M and Daker have been fined after an electrician suffered serious burns to 15 per cent of his body when he was caught in an explosion at a warehouse in...

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People
John Stewart Appointed as Sales Director at Churchill Group

Churchill Group has appointed John Stewart as Director of Strategic Sales. Stewart’s remit will include providing support and guidance to the existing sales...

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Security, Fire & Contingency Planning
SecuriGroup Supports Knight Frank in Preparing for the Protect Duty

SecuriGroup is working with Knight Frank to ensure security teams are fully aware of the challenges in preparing for the Protect Duty law. Led by SecuriGroup’s...

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Property
Tata Motors Acquires Ford’s India Car Plant for $91.5m

Tata Motors, owner of Jaguar Land Rover, has signed a deal to take over a Ford manufacturing plant in Sanand, Gujarat, to help meet car production demand. The deal...

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Building, Refurbishment & Fit-Out
Campaigners Launch Crowdfunder to Fight M&S Oxford Street Store Demolition

SAVE Britain's Heritage campaigners are crowdfunding to help save M&S’ flagship Oxford Street store ahead of a two-week public enquiry on the matter in...

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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
World Breastfeeding Week – How to Provide a Supportive Work Space

On World Breastfeeding Week, ThisWeekinFM looks at how to create a work environment suitable for breastfeeding and what is required by law in this area. Officially...

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