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BIFM says a flexible, evidence-based migration policy is needed from government

Following an article in The Guardian last week which revealed details of a leaked Government draft immigration policy, the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) is now calling on the government to make certain that any future migration policy is evidence-based and meets the ...

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Some UK businesses are still unaware of new data protection laws

New research by data destruction business, Shred-it has revealed that 84 per cent of UK small business owners (SBOs) and 43 per cent of senior executives of large companies are unaware of the forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which ...

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BIFM sets out its strategic priorities for the Government

Following last week’s General Election the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) has set out its strategic priorities for the facilities management (FM) sector in its first position paper for the Government. Accounting for about seven per cent of UK GDP, the ...

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BESA urges government to make postelection sector deal

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The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) is calling for whoever is in power following next month’s General Election to do a ‘sector deal’ with the built environment industry that reflects the important role buildings play in human health, well-being and ...

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Xenon to provide BIFM qualifications to the Government Property Profession

In order to promote professionalism across government the Civil Service has defined key functional areas which will support its drive to increase skills and capability. One of these key functions is Property. The Government Property Profession (GPP), which has over ...

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Worst excuses for not paying staff minimum wage revealed

The government has published 10 of the most bizarre excuses being used by company bosses for underpaying workers the National Minimum Wage. The list has been released to coincide with its new £1.7 million awareness campaign to encourage workers to check ...

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Interserve bags £40M UK Government TFM account

Crown Commercial Services (CCS) has awarded Interserve a total facilities management account, worth in excess of £40 million with six central government departments via its Framework Agreement for Facilities Management Services. Known as the ‘Affiliate Cluster’, the account covers the ...

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KBR lands support services contract with the Home Office

Kellogg, Brown & Root (KBR) has been awarded the first contract under a new Government single supplier framework agreement, with the UK’s Home Office, adding to the company’s growing portfolio of property services. The nation-wide contract, will see the global ...

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Government urges UK businesses to improve their cyber security

Britain’s businesses are being urged to better protect themselves from cyber criminals following Government research into cyber security, which revealed that two thirds of large businesses experienced a cyber breach or attack in the past year. The Cyber Security Breaches Survey showed that ...

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Government unveils social procurement initiative

The Buy Social Corporate Challenge is to be launched at Downing Street today (18th April), which will see a number of high profile businesses, supported by Social Enterprise UK and the Cabinet Office, commit to procuring goods and services to the value ...

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