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Novus wins £44 million maintenance contract with Home Group

Novus Property Solutions has been awarded a £44 million maintenance contract with Home Group in Scotland to carry out a range of planned and reactive maintenance works on approximately 4,000 properties across Scotland over a period of six years, with ...

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New research suggests negative impact of home working during pandemic

Working from home during the pandemic has led to increased levels of loneliness and mental distress, according to new research by the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen). The biggest increases in mental distress and loneliness compared with pre-pandemic levels ...

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AM Services Group wins security contract at Leeds Arena Quarter

AM Services Group has been awarded the contract to deliver security services at The Merrion Centre, 123 Albion Street and three residential schemes in Leeds owned by property investment and car parking operator Town Centre Securities PLC (TCS). Over three ...

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TUC raises concerns about back to work safety plans

The TUC has written to ministers to raise urgent concerns about the government’s back-to-work safety plans. The union fears that new guidance – which is due to be published before restrictions are lifted on 19 July – will be “vague” ...

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Mitie exceeds industry leading ESG targets with new 2021 Social Value report

Mitie’s new Social Value report outlines excellent progress across all areas of Mitie’s ESG strategy, with the facilities management company on track to reach zero operational emissions by 2025, 25 years ahead of the UK Government’s target. As well as ...

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International Workplace launches new IOSH course on occupational health and wellbeing

International Workplace has announced the launch of a brand new IOSH course to add to its portfolio. Managing Occupational Health and Wellbeing is a management training solution to help line managers address a range of health and wellbeing management issues ...

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Building Safety Bill is published with aim to create lasting generational change

The Building Safety Bill on the future on how residential buildings should be constructed and maintained has been published today and includes plans for a new regulator who forms the heart of a building safety changes. The Bill, said Housing ...

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Research suggests coffee breaks help support workplace productivity

New research suggests that hot beverages are a powerful facilitator for movement in creating moments of planned and unplanned interactions in the workplace. Thinking Smart About Productivity published by Nestlé Coffee Partners draws on insights from specialists Humanyze and workplace ...

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Survey launched by UKGBC on verification for Net Zero Carbon Buildings

The built environment sector requires urgent, widespread and real decarbonisation of existing and new buildings to meet the UK’s 2050 net zero targets, says the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) as it launches a survey to gather feedback on market ...

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Mitie to partner with University of Cambridge to help reduce retail crime

In the first of its kind in the UK, Mitie has partnered with University of Cambridge criminologists to undertake research into retail crime to help businesses reduce cases of theft and violence against shop-workers. The innovative research will focus on ...

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