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The UK and London sees a rise in Living Wage rates

At least 150,000 UK workers are set for a pay rise as the new Living Wage rates rise to £8.75 around the UK, and £10.20 in London. The UK rate has increased by 30p from £8.45 to £8.75 (3.6 per ...

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Interserve encourages supply chain to join ‘Ban the Box’ campaign

Interserve together with its supply chain is to open up thousands of job opportunities for ex-offenders through ‘Ban the Box’, a campaign driven by the charity, Business in the Community (BITC), which works with businesses to help tackle some of ...

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RICS warns historic buildings could be at risk from skills crisis

Historic buildings are at risk, due to a restoration skills crisis that threatens the future of some of Britain’s best-known national treasures, warns the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) following a recent survey it commissioned with YouGov. The survey ...

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UK construction industry could lose almost 200,000 EU workers post-Brexit

New figures out from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) have revealed that the UK construction industry could see almost 200,000 EU workers leaving our shores post-Brexit if Britain loses access to the single market. Latest RICS figures show ...

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From the tools: The making of a manager?

Many facilities managers work their way up from a frontline job, while others arrive as fully fledged graduates. FMJ talks to senior FM figures, HR and people-change experts to find out what makes a great manager and leader Traditionally many ...

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Harrow Green has signed up to the Armed Forces Covenant

Harrow Green is proud to announce that it has signed up to the Armed Forces Covenant to demonstrate our support for the armed forces community. The Armed Forces Covenant is a pledge between the government and people of the UK ...

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Ultimate gains London Living Wage recognition

Ultimate Security Services has been accredited with ‘London Living Wage Recognised Service Provider’ status by the Living Wage Foundation. The company, which provides security, front of house and corporate reception business services will now offer a Living Wage option for each request ...

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A rise in the Living Wage announced for London and the UK

New real Living Wage rates were announced yesterday (31 October, 2016) for London and the UK, which will now see full time workers on the real Living Wage earning £45 a week more than those on the government minimum wage, ...

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All change at BIFM with new leadership

Hausmanis

Linda Hausmanis announced as Acting Chief Executive The British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) Board has today announced a change to the leadership team. In a statement, Julie Kortens, BIFM Chairman, stated: “After careful consideration, the BIFM Board and Ray ...

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Resolving engineering’s image problem

It started when incentives for apprenticeships disappeared in the late 90s. Today, it means supply cannot meet demand. The proposed apprenticeship levy is well intended, but ultimately misguided. Andy Donnell, managing director of ABM UK’s Business and Industry Group explains ...

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