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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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National Minimum Wage rates set to rise for young people

As part of the government’s commitment to help working people, the Prime Minister, David Cameron, has announced an increase in the National Minimum Wage (NMW) for young workers, effective from October 2016. Almost half a million young people are set to benefit ...

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Solving your data issues

A large swath of the public sector has embarked on a major investment programme to make the UK digital by default from 2020. The aim of the plan is to allow greater public access, cut the cost of government, improve ...

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Carillion secures three places on FM Services Agreement

Carillion has been selected by UK government for all three lots of its new Facilities Management Services Agreement, under which up to £4.1 billion of services will be outsourced over the period to 2019. In total, 19 suppliers (see box below) ...

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New FM services agreement goes live

A new Facilities Management Services agreement which provides central government departments and other public sector organisations with access to standardised facilities management (FM) services is now live. Developed following extensive market and customer engagement, the scope of the agreement includes ...

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