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Health and Safety Qualifications at Risk as NCRQ Rumoured to be Ceasing Trading

People studying for National Compliance and Risk Qualifications (NCRQ) courses are unable to access their student portal amidst rumours that the company has ceased...

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Condeco and iOffice + SpaceIQ Merge to Create New Workplace Technology Company

Two workplace technology businesses have combined to create a software solutions brand with over 16.3 million users and a customer base spanning more than 16,000 global...

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Apleona Acquires Polish FM Services Provider

Apleona has acquired FM Solutions Sp z o.o., an independent technical facilities management company, headquartered in Krakow, Poland. FM Solutions is the dominant...

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IR35 Repealed – What Does it Mean for FM?

It is hoped that the recent scrapping of IR35 reforms will encourage a more flexible labour market and ease skills shortages.   What is IR35?   IR35...

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Will HSBC Leave its Iconic Canary Wharf Home?

Leaked memos suggest that the banking giant is considering whether to keep its global HQ at HSBC Tower when the lease expires in 2027. HSBC has occupied the 45-storey...

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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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What Facilities Managers Can Learn from the Microsoft Hybrid Work Report

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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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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
British Cleaning Council Warns of Staff Shortage Crisis Ahead of Winter Flu and COVID Spike

The industry body that represents the cleaning and hygiene sector fears its workers will struggle to keep public spaces free of viruses if staff shortages...

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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
Ezitracker’s Christian Berenger Joins TEAM Software

Former MD of Ezitracker Christian Berenger has joined workforce management competitor TEAM Software as Director of Growth. After being acquired by WorkWave in...

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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
deVere Group Pulls All UK Property Investment Projects

deVere Group will temporarily close its property investment division with immediate effect. The finance firm’s Investment Director cited the “availability...

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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
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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Workplace & Wellbeing
What Facilities Managers Can Learn from the Microsoft Hybrid Work Report

Microsoft’s global survey of hybrid working habits has revealed several insights into the way employees view their workplaces and what motivates them to work in the...

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