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PM Tightens Restrictions and Re-Prioritises Working From Home

In an address to MPs today, Boris Johnson has tightened COVID-19 restrictions in England, calling on people to work from home where possible and pausing plans for...

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Venues Face Fines of up to £4K if Rule of Six is Not Enforced

Leisure and hospitality venues in England are legally required to enforce the rule of six from today, or risk a fine of up to £4,000. Designated venues will also...

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United Airlines to use Zoono Anti-Bacterial Products on Aircraft

A sanitiser company which recently had to withdraw its 30-day germ protection claims in the UK is to be used by United Airlines. In August it was reported that...

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CMA Launches Investigation Into Interserve and Mitie Deal

The Competition and Markets Authority is investigating whether the deal between Interserve Support Services and Mitie might reduce competition in the FM sector. The...

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#KeepBrumSafe – What Does it Mean for Birmingham Residents?

The #BirminghamLockdown comes into force today. But how is it affecting the local community? We turn to Twitter for the lowdown.    Earlier this month,...

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October's Manchester Cleaning Show Postponed to 2021

The organisers of the Manchester Cleaning Show have confirmed that the event will be rescheduled for September 2021, with a virtual conference replacing the original...

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Working Securely Online – Cyber Hygiene

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Alcohol-Free Hand Sanitiser Offers Green Alternative to Hand Hygiene

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Spotlight Interview | Alex Willmore | Tempus FM

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Haz-Mat Suits in Cleaning – Due Diligence or Scaremongering? 

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COVID-19
phs Compliance Launches COVID Surface Swab Test

phs’ new surface testing service claims that it will alert businesses if their premises are contaminated by COVID-19. Property and facilities management services...

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Videos
Spotlight Interview | Alex Willmore | Tempus FM

The Tempus FM team provide bespoke and scalable solutions for any building, regardless of the size or problem. From their self-delivered 24/7 Helpdesk to how effectively...

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Facilities Management
IWFM and Three Other Member Organisations Launch Resilience Alliance

IWFM is to form a new relationship with three independent professional membership organisations, to enhance industry collaboration and help organisations adapt to sudden...

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Cleaning, Hygiene & Washroom
Italian Airport First in the World to Receive COVID Five-Star Rating

Rome Fiumicino Airport is the first airport in the world to be certified with the COVID-19 Five-Star Airport Rating, by international air transport rating agency...

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Environment & Sustainability
UK Must Create New Green Jobs, Says CBI Boss

Dame Carolyn Fairbairn has said that the UK must become a global leader in climate action to create new green jobs and lift productivity post-pandemic. Speaking at the...

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Education & Training
New Digital BESA Academy Praised by Youth Leader

Jack Parsons, CEO of The Youth Group and known as the UK’s Chief Youth Officer, has welcomed the launch of a new online training academy for the building services...

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Technology
Templa Acquired by Innovise to Strengthen Offering to Cleaning Markets

The software company Templa has been acquired by Innovise, the UK subsidiary of TEAM Software.  The acquisition brings together the two UK market leaders in the...

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Products & Projects
The Changing Landscape of Underfloor Heating and Smart Technology 

A new guide shows that the role of smart control technology in creating sustainable space heating methods should not be underestimated. The built environment sector...

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Fleet & Transportation
More Sustainable Commuting Could Save Ten Billion Kg of CO2e

Revolutionising the commute is key to reducing UK carbon emissions, new research from Mobilityways argues. To mark World Car Free Day (22 September), Mobilityways has...

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Safety & Health
Three-Quarters of Businesses’ Operating Costs Have Risen to Maintain COVID-Secure Measures  

Over 76 per cent of businesses in the UK have seen a substantial increase in operating costs, as a result of implementing COVID-secure measures. The latest figures...

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People
Rosh Hashanah – Celebrating During A Pandemic

Rosh Hashanah, the celebration of the Jewish New Year, begins today, and the British Jewish community will be looking to observe as many traditions as possible. Owing...

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Security, Fire & Contingency Planning
Fire Door Safety Week 2020: Tips for Best Practice

Fire Door Safety Week is an awareness program set up in 2013 by the British Woodworking Federation, drawing attention to maintaining related security and upholding the...

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Property
FirstPort Completes Acquisition of Mainstay 

Forming a larger property management group, FirstPort has completed its acquisition of Mainstay. Following the news in June that FirstPort was to join forces with...

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Building, Refurbishment & Fit-Out
Construction Industry Continues To Recover From COVID-19

Figures published by the Office for National Statistics show that monthly construction output grew by 17.6 per cent in July 2020. This follows the record monthly...

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Energy Management
Top Energy Companies Commit to Better Gender Balance 

Six leading energy companies have committed to improving gender diversity and inclusion within their own organisations and across the UK energy sector. BP, Drax,...

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Workplace & Wellbeing
Leesman Home Working Survey  – The Impact on Employee Experience 

Leesman has presented the key highlights of their latest data exploration into home working and employee experience. The workplace experience assessment benchmark...

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