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Saturday, 24 August

News
Porters Suspended For Living Wage Demands

Eight kitchen porters who were recently transferred to ACT Clean, as the company took up a contract at a Mayfair members' club, have been suspended after they asked...

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SEE Services - Solution Found For Solutions

Week ending August 16 saw the announcement that Total Solutions, the specialist cleaning and maintenance company, had gone in to administration. On Monday, the...

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To Kingdom Come - Fire Foiled Near Brit Land's Paddy Central

Sprinklers saved an office from being destroyed in the week ending August 16. They are on Kingdom Street - the same street as a prestigious existing office development...

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Green In The Workplace - Not My Job

One in three UK workers say it’s not their responsibility to be environmentally friendly in the workplace as new research reveals there is a gulf between attitudes...

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Serviced Offices - Where Are They & Who's Looking?

The London boroughs with the highest number of serviced offices are Westminster (883 serviced offices), Camden (374), Islington (315), Hackney (210) and Southwark (115)....

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Councils Can Apply For Digital Funding To Boost Services

Councils looking to improve public services through innovative uses of digital technology can apply for funding, Local Government Minister Luke Hall MP has...

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RIP The CV

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Extra Hours Affecting Relationships

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Howzat - River Boat Party Is Catch Of The Day

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Businesses Want To Lead Climate Change Fight

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Facilities Management
£100 Million Crackdown On Crime In Prison

The FM companies that operate in the prison environment and those that supply security equipment will be chuffed to learn that a huge budget for security and technology...

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Energy
Comment On National Grid Blackout Investigation

This week ending August 23, Ofgem published the initial report on the National Grid’s investigation into the blackouts that occurred on August 9. Tom Edwards...

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Safety & Health
MoD Accused Of Failing To Warn Of Asbestos Dangers

Unite, has written to members on MoD sites cautioning them that their employer is failing to warn them about the dangers of being exposed to asbestos on military...

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Fleet & Transportation
Bank Holiday Road Chaos Commences

The misery that is travelling by road on a Bank Holiday weekend is likely to start early as good weather will see people setting asap on their 16.5 million or more...

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People
Adult Retraining Scheme Rolled Out Further

Education Minister Kemi Badenoch has announced the further rollout of the Get Help to Retrain digital service to the West Midlands and North East following a successful...

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Technology
Hitting The CAFM/IWMS Benchmarks

FSI’s Space and Workplace Management solutions have been benchmarked by independent research firm Verdantix for the CAFM/IWMS market. Verdantix has published its...

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Products & Projects
Rinnai - ‘E’ Before ‘I’ Or Vice Versa?

Rinnai offers big performance, heavy duty, diminutive appliances that offer virtually limitless volumes of hot water at useable temperatures. Both ‘E’...

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Environment & Sustainability
Helsinki - Sustainability Reported As It Appens

The capital of Finland  launched an App so residents and visitors can rate restaurants, attractions, businesses, shops and accommodation against bespoke...

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Security, Fire & Contingency Planning
Facial Recognition Now Available - But Trouble Brewing Ahead

A commercially available facial recognition system has just been launched. Meanwhile, developer Argent could be in hot water for using LFR and both the ICO and a...

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Building, Refurbishment & Fit-Out
Getting On Top Of Energy And Vandalism

A primary school in Elgin, Moray, Scotland, has had a flat roof refurbishment which has improved the building’s thermal performance and provided a solution tough...

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Education & Training
Guidance To Help Tackle One-Sided Flexibility

Hot on the heels of a new government consultation to improve the rights of variable hours workers, the CIPD has launched employer guidance to help ensure such atypical...

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Property
Ballymore Light Up Embassy Number One

Ballymore has submitted a planning application for a 13-storey office building which will provide 217,000sq.ft of flexible, contemporary space at Embassy Gardens, Nine...

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Workplace & Wellbeing
Climbing On The Bandwagon - Wellness Is Big Business

Wellbeing in small business initiatives are to be recognised with a new award as research from the ULI says that the wave of interest in wellbeing in the UK will...

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Cleaning, Hygiene & Washroom
Wrong Formula - Chemical Firms May Not Mix

The merger of two cleaning chemical firms has raised competition concerns. The CMA has provisionally found that Ecolab’s merger with Holchem may mean...

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