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Fuel and Labour Shortages – CBI Calls for COBR-Style Action 

As the UK experiences supply shortages from labour to CO2 to fuel distribution, the UK’s biggest business group is urging the government to empower...

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Flexible Working to Become Day One Right Under UK Law

The government has announced plans to make the right to request flexible working a legal right from day one of employment. Every employee will be given the right to...

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News
Ex-Military FM Event Speakers Announced

ThisWeekinFM has announced three speakers for the ex-military FM networking event in October. The not-for-profit event promises to connect those who have left the...

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News
Flexible Workspace Provider x+why Certified as B Corporation

x+why has announced its certification as a B Corporation, joining a growing group of companies reinventing business by pursuing purpose as well as profit. x+why...

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News
Anne Lennox Martin Shares FM Experience in Autobiography 

Anne Lennox Martin, a well-known figure in the facilities management sector, has released her autobiography Self-Made Woman to celebrate her...

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News
Facebook Cleaner Exhaustion Claims 'Without Substance'

Claims that Facebook’s facilities management firm demanded the removal of a union activist because of their protest against workloads have been refuted. The...

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High Performing Buildings – September's Roundup

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Pandemic Mode for Buildings  – The World's Safest Offices

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The Staff Shortage Crisis – Recruiting and Retaining Cleaning Staff

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RICS Suppression Scandal an Accident Waiting to Happen, Says QC

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COVID-19
New CIBSE Air Cleaning Guidance Considering COVID

Two new pieces of guidance on reducing COVID-19 transmission through ventilation and air cleaning technologies have been issued by the Chartered Institution of Building...

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Building Services
Biochar – The Latest Carbon-Friendly Material

Researchers and scientists are experimenting with Biochar, the carbon-rich soil, to examine its use within the built environment. Discovered via observing the man-made...

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Contract Wins
Novus Wins Maintenance Contract With Harrogate Borough Council

Novus Property Solutions has secured a significant maintenance contract win with Harrogate Borough Council, to fit approximately 300 kitchens per year. The...

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Videos
The UK’s Hydrogen Economy – Industry Reactions

The UK’s first-ever hydrogen strategy launched this week, defining the energy source as critical in the country’s target of net-zero emissions by 2050. The...

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Facilities Management
Portico Launches Online Concierge to Welcome Workers Back to Office

Portico Lifestyle, an online concierge service, allows users to access all the services you would expect from a top hotel concierge in just a few clicks. The...

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Cleaning, Hygiene & Washroom
ISSA and IFMA Team up to Support FM Industry

ISSA and IFMA are to enter a partnership to support the commercial cleaning and facilities management industries.  The International Sanitary Supply Association...

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Environment & Sustainability
Festival of Sustainable Business Returns

After a two-year hiatus, The Festival of Sustainable Business returns to the Bristol Hotel on 21 September 2021. With sustainability high on the corporate agenda and a...

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Education & Training
Contract Caterer Fooditude to Feature in Google’s Sustainability Training

Fooditude, a London-based contract caterer, is to be featured in sustainability training developed by Google and The Planet Mark, for the UK Government’s Together...

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Technology
Personalised Lunches Delivered by Robots for Ocado Staff

A fully-customised office canteen lunch, chosen from 2,700 nutritional combinations, could soon be served to you via a foodservice robot. Ocado workers can even...

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Products & Projects
Field Service Workers – Managing the Challenges

Martin O'Neill from Klipboard summarises the biggest challenges faced by field service workers in 2021. Many field service businesses are turning to technology to...

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Fleet & Transportation
Office Buildings Will Require EV Charging Points by Law

The government is proposing that every new non-residential building must have one electric vehicle charge point for one in five spaces. Existing non-residential...

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Safety & Health
Top Tips on How to Avoid Common Workplace Injuries

After nearly 18 months of working from home, offices across the UK are now back open for business. Many are looking forward to catching up with colleagues and resume...

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People
The Changing Needs of the Workforce – A Psychotherapist's View

Psychotherapist Noam Sagi explores how facilities managers can better respond to a post-pandemic workforce. Noam Sagi is a Psychotherapist, Change...

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Security, Fire & Contingency Planning
51% of Security Guards are Attacked Every Time They Work

Levels of verbal and physical abuse towards security professionals have been revealed in a new survey. In a survey of over 1,000 security professionals by...

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Property
Commercial Real Estate Without Net-Zero Strategies Will Depreciate Over Next Five Years

Data shows that high-emission commercial real estate is set to depreciate in value over the next five years. Real estate stock exchange IPSX and...

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Building, Refurbishment & Fit-Out
BESA Highlights Shortcomings of Government IAQ Report

A report commissioned by the government’s chief scientific adviser Sir Patrick Vallance has highlighted the crucial role played by building ventilation in...

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Energy Management
Europe Prepares for a Future Hydrogen Economy

Rinnai’s Chris Goggin concludes his look at the progress of the major European economies in their deployment of hydrogen. In the second part of a two-part...

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Workplace & Wellbeing
Landmark Hosts Panel Debate on the Future of Work  

Adapting to remote working, becoming comfortable with disruptive technologies and creating a friction-free workplace were all on the agenda at flexible office space...

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