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The unhealthy cost of poor housing

There has been a long-recognised relationship between poor housing and poor health, but until recently, it has not been possible to estimate the associated cost to society. A new study has found that 15% of households in London can be ...

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UK must invest in its low paid, low skilled workers

Workers’ low pay and lack of skills are holding back UK’s global competitiveness, an independent think tank has claimed. It says advancing the skills of low-paid workers is essential if the UK is to make work pay and remain globally ...

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Lighting the way to lower costs and pollution

Adjusting street lighting, for example through dimming schemes, could save hundreds of thousands of pounds each year while reducing the country’s light pollution, new research reveals. Street lighting in England costs councils approximately £616m per year and can account for ...

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Contract retention is plain sailing for OCS in Portsmouth

Portsmouth City Council has awarded a further three year contract to international facilities management service provider OCS to continue to provide manned guarding services at Portsmouth International Port and its local partner site MMD (Shipping Services) Ltd. Mark Walls, managing ...

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Mitie enables disabled in to work with new partnership

Mitie, the FTSE 250 facilities management (FM) provider, has partnered with Remploy, a leading provider of employment services to the disabled. Under the partnership, Mitie aims to treble the number of disabled and disadvantaged candidates it employs over the next ...

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Shared services save UK councils £350 million

More than 337 councils across the country are engaged in some form of shared service arrangement with other councils, and this has resulted in £357 million of efficiency savings. New figures published this week show at least 96 per cent ...

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Turning solar farms into biodiversity hotspots

Expert advice on how to optimise biodiversity on solar farms is being launched today.  Solar farms typically take up less than 5% of the land they are on leaving huge scope to develop protected habitats to support local wildlife and plant ...

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Rapport has spring in its step after series of new contract wins

Rapport, Compass Group UK & Ireland’s guest services business, has welcomed an exceptional start to the year after securing four new contracts worth a total of £6.5 million. These new contract wins see Rapport providing front of house services to ...

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New park home rules to clean up site owners’ acts

New powers to protect the rights of park home owners and stamp out unscrupulous site owners have been brought into force. With over 2,000 park homes sites across the country the new rules give councils the ability to crack down on ...

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Bouygues brings BIFM training in-house

Facilities management and infrastructure services firm Bouygues Energies & Services (Bouygues) has become a BIFM Recognised Centre, capable of delivering the BIFM qualifications in facilities management (FM) in-house for its employees. Bouygues, which has worked with BIFM for many years ...

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