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CSSA defends cleaning industry’s record on the London living wage

As reported in FMJ's sister publication Cleaning Hygiene Today yesterday, the Cleaning and Support Services Association (CSSA) has contributed an article to the comment section of the Guardian newspaper that calls on all stakeholders in the cleaning industry to work together to achieve a living wage for cleaners.

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Industry urged to start preparing for mandatory carbon reporting now

A leading global provider of integrated facility management and sustainability software, has warned companies listed on the London Stock Exchange that they need to improve data consolidation practices ahead of the introduction of mandatory carbon reporting in April 2013. This is in order to comply with new regulations that require organisations to report on their global carbon emissions as part of their annual company reports.

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Councils must better understand procurement spend with small firms

Local councils spend

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More landlords throw open their books

More than 200,000 additional social tenants are to get detailed access as to how their landlords spend money. Major landlords are to follow ministers' requests to open their books to taxpayers and tenants and let them see how they spend their rent money, housing minister, Grant Shapps announced yesterday.

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Houston building janitors strike over ‘poverty’ inducing pay offer

The Houston janitors' unfair labour practices strike spread to eight cities across the United States yesterday. Janitors, who are members of SEIU Local 1, which represents more than 150,000 janitors in the United States, fanned out across the country to establish picket lines against their janitorial contractors in Washington, Minneapolis, Seattle, Boston, San Ramon and Oakland.

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Only four months before VAT kicks in for listed building refurbs

With the introduction of VAT on listed buildings on 1 October 2012 fast approaching, many owners are frantically trying to complete alteration and restoration work to their listed properties to save thousands of pounds and secure the property_'s future for generations to come.

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Grade A office space availability diminishes

Tenant demand for office space from professional and financial services occupiers is showing signs of growth across UK regional cities, according to CBRE, the international commercial real estate services firm. Despite the UK's return to recession in the first half of the year, CBRE's Regional Offices Marketview reveals that this improvement is due to a diminishing supply of available prime space, as well as a significant number of occupiers facing lease expiration in 2014/2015, and who are now beginning to consider alternative office accommodation as a result.

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New long-term Olympic Stadium management partnership forged

The London Legacy Development Corporation and Newham Council have set up E20 Stadium LLP to take long term responsibility for managing the Stadium and its transformation into a major multi-use venue. The partnership will allow the council to invest up to

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Malware Monday: is big business next?

Today, July 9 may be a tough day for businesses across the globe as the safety net of replacement DNS servers protecting against DNSChanger malware is removed.

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30m pot for communities taking over valued services & assets

Community groups wanting to bid to run local services or buy their local shop, library or pub will benefit from more than

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