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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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ISS To Employ 1,000 Refugees in North America

As part of a collaboration with Tent Partnership for Refugees, ISS has committed to hiring at least 1,000 refugees across its North America business by the end of 2025....

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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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FM Industry Pays Tribute to The Queen

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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
Platinum Facilities Awarded Three-Year M&E Contract at Sea Containers

Platinum Facilities will deliver M&E maintenance services for Yorke Property Management Ltd at the prestigious Sea Containers property in London. Speaking about...

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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
ABM Further Nurtures Next-Gen FM

Leading facilities solutions provider ABM has opened its doors to the fifth cohort to take part in its Junior Engineering Engagement Programme (J.E.E.P.), with an...

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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
Makers of the World's Smallest Wireless Sensors Launch Desk Occupancy Sensor

One of the challenges of managing facilities in the era of hybrid working models is managing how space is used or needed. The developers of the world’s smallest...

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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
FM Industry Pays Tribute to The Queen

In the facilities and workplace management and built environment industry, several have offered messages of condolences on the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth...

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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
Construction Careers Attracting Young Interest

New research from construction data platform NBS reveals that construction has now become a desirable career path for UK school leavers and young adults, with 56 per cent...

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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
First Council to Trial 4-Day Week Confirmed

Office staff at South Cambridgeshire District Council are to trial a four-day working week, which might be extended to waste collection crews if successful. Beginning...

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