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Business leaders criticise Government for ignoring vital cleaning and hygiene report

Business leaders have branded the Government’s lack of interest in adopting the findings of a recent Covid-19 learnings report which called for cleaning and hygiene to be made a national priority ‘arguably reckless’ and ‘inexplicable’. The trade bodies representing one ...

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Cautious welcome for government’s building energy efficiency plan

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has given a cautious welcome to the government’s strategy for spending up to £2.5 billion on improving the energy efficiency of homes and public sector buildings. The Association said the investment “could be an ...

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Built environment can deliver viable solutions to tackle climate change but only with the political will to scale

The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has published the final part of its Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) on global climate change, which outlines how a liveable future is possible if Governments show the critical will to finance, incentivise, ...

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Government Facilities Management Strategy and its impact on FM procurement

The Government’s Facilities Management Strategy* is designed to establish standards to address the quality of service which should be aspired to in the procurement of FM contracts. What impact do you think this initiative will have on the procurement of ...

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Government Hub rated best public sector workplace experience with Leesman+

The Government Property Agency’s (GPA) Birmingham office has achieved Leesman+ certification with a score that places it as the best employee workplace experience in the UK’s public sector. Leesman+ is a globally recognised certification that is awarded to top-tier workplaces ...

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Developers sign Gove’s remediation contract to fix unsafe buildings

Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, Michael Gove has secured the signatures of the country’s biggest housebuilders on the developer remediation contract. Thirty-nine developers – including the top 10 biggest housebuilders in the UK – have signed ...

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New government hub opens in Peterborough

Today marks the official opening of a new government hub in Peterborough. The Hub is in Fletton Quays, an area undergoing a £120 million regeneration, and will house more than 1,000 government staff from a number of departments and agencies. ...

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