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Sunday, 12 July

News
Chancellor Announces Changes To Furlough Scheme, Green Recovery and VAT 

Rishi Sunak has today provided a recovery plan to stimulate the economy, including a Job Retention Bonus for employers. Sunak also introduced a three-point plan for...

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IWFM Urges Chancellor To Help Workers Worried About Costly Commute

IWFM believes that Rishi Sunak should announce a cut-price season ticket across the railways, and a cut to fuel duty in his speech today. This would help the 43 per...

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London-Based FM Company Seeks Acquisitions

BVC Facilities is on the hunt for facilities management company acquisitions to grow their business to £10 million by June 2021. BVC told ThisWeekinFM that they...

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Mitie Secures Royal London Group’s First Integrated FM Contract

Mitie is to deliver a new integrated facilities management contract with Royal London, the UK’s largest mutual life insurance, pensions and investment...

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Peter Ankerstjerne Appointed IFMA Chair

Peter Ankerstjerne has been appointed as the chair of IFMA’s global board of directors, beginning a one-year term. As chair, Ankerstjerne will steer the...

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Introducing ThisWeekinFM's Editorial Advisory Board

Bringing together a diverse range of FM professionals, the brand new ThisWeekinFM Editorial Advisory Board will support and strengthen our content offering. Each board...

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Energy Bills, Smart Meters and Working From Home

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How can the FM Industry Attract and Nurture More Young Talent?

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Front-Of-House Strategies For Dealing With Aggressive Behaviour Post-Lockdown

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Ross Abbate | CEO for Operate | Mace | Spotlight Interview

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COVID-19
Introducing the TWinFM COVID-19 Resources Section

Guidelines to help businesses to re-open and operate safely have been published by the government, but what products and services are available to facilitate...

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Videos
How could the role of FM change post COVID-19? | Scott Newland | D-I-S-Ce FM

Scott Newland is a senior FM consultant working with an extensive portfolio of clients. His company, D-I-S-Ce FM, delivers a variety of facilities management consultancy...

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Facilities Management
How has the Premier League Managed Behind Closed Doors Football Safely?

After a 100 day gap, the Premier League officially resumed on 17 June 2020, after working with clubs to ensure risks are assessed and minimised. The remaining games...

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Cleaning, Hygiene & Washroom
The Environmental Impact of Disinfectant Usage

The cleaning and FM sectors are being urged not to over-rely on disinfectants that risk a negative impact on the environment. InnuScience, a commercial cleaning...

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Environment & Sustainability
SFMI Report Encourages Sustainable Ambition in the FM sector

A sustainability framework to help FM organisations improve their environmental, social and governance performance has been published by the SFMI. The Sustainable...

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Education & Training
FM Careers – Breaking into the Facilities Management Industry

Representing a substantial piece of the wider UK economy, the potential market for facilities management is estimated to be £121.8 billion, says the Career...

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Technology
Bureau Veritas Launches App to Assess Readiness to Reopen

The free app enables users to complete an industry-specific questionnaire and receive a “readiness score”, along with safety and hygiene feedback. As...

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Products & Projects
Government Renewable Heat Incentive Announcement Described as “Misleading”

A ground source heat pump manufacturer is claiming that the government’s press release regarding the Non Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive is “damaging”...

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Fleet & Transportation
49 Per Cent of Commuters Plan to use Their Own Vehicle, as Travel Habits Shift

COVID-19 will revolutionise the way we commute, stemming from a lack of confidence in public transport, says Addison Lee. Research shows that 6 out of 10 London...

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Safety & Health
Ventilation a Key First Step to Prepare Pubs for Reopening

Evaluating ventilation systems before pubs reopen on 4 July is one of the first steps to take before reopening, as laid out in the government’s new guidance. In...

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People
Study Shows Live Chat Increase During Lockdown

Live chat has become the communication method of choice for business enquiries during lockdown. With face to face customer service on pause and many large...

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Security, Fire & Contingency Planning
Research Shows Reasons Behind Security Staff’s Susceptibility to COVID-19

Age, working location, ethnicity, and working in close proximity to others have all been identified as factors that may contribute to security officers having one of the...

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Property
FirstPort and Mainstay Join Forces to Deliver Property and Asset Management

FirstPort has announced that it will combine with property and asset manager, Mainstay Group. For FirstPort and Mainstay customers, clients, employees,...

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Building, Refurbishment & Fit-Out
BESA’s SKILLcard Goes Digital 

Engineering Services SKILLcard has streamlined their endorsement process to provide a quicker turnaround of applications. SKILLcard, one of the construction...

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Energy Management
Smart Upgrades for all HVAC Units in wilko Stores

wilko, one of the UK’s largest family-owned DIY, homeware and garden retailers, has confirmed it will start rolling out a nationwide upgrade programme for all the...

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Workplace & Wellbeing
Wearing Headphones in the Office – Acceptable or Not?

Working in headphones is the norm for many individuals and industries, but others feel that it shuts down communication and prevents true collaborative...

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