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Sodexo awarded £264m Ministry of Justice contract to manage HMP Lowdham Grange

Sodexo’s government business has been awarded a contract by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) to manage HMP Lowdham Grange in Nottinghamshire following a competitive tender process. The new contract has an estimated value of £264 million over a ten-year term, ...

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Mitie donates essential hygiene equipment to the Ukrainian rescue and relief centre in Poland

Mitie has shipped vital PPE and other hygiene supplies to the GE Operator Humanitarian Centre in Warsaw, which will be used for essential medical care and general hygiene for those fleeing the war in Ukraine. The centre offers temporary refuge ...

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ONS reports biggest fall in UK average pay since records began but job vacancies remain high

After taking inflation into account, average pay including bonuses fell by 2.5 per cent in the year to April to June 2022, according to the latest Office for National Statistics’ latest labour market figures. Growth in employees’ average total pay (including ...

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£30m worth of education cleaning contracts in London awarded to Julius Rutherfoord

One of the capital’s largest independent cleaning contractors Julius Rutherfoord, has retained £30m worth of education cleaning contracts, awarded in the last two months, and spread over the next five years. The company, which operates in London and the surrounding ...

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Mitie cements key supplier to the public sector status with Carbon Energy Fund (CEF) National Framework appointment

Mitie has been appointed as a supplier on the Carbon and Energy Fund Infrastructure Upgrade Services Framework, (CEF), created to help NHS and public sector organisations upgrade their energy systems in more cost-effective ways. The appointment provides Mitie with significant ...

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New guidance on Scope 3 emissions provides big step forward for achieving net zero buildings

Guidance has been issued for the first time setting out how the emissions of buildings in operation can achieve net zero carbon. The new guidance will transform the ability of those who run and manage services in buildings to measure ...

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Two third of desks unused as office workers come in just a quarter of the time

Two thirds of desks in offices are now unused on a daily basis, and even on the busiest days offices are more than half empty, a global study has found. The Advanced Workplace Associates (AWA) Hybrid Working Index study of ...

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NHS Business Services Authority Contract for Robertson Facilities Management

Robertson Facilities Management (RFM) has been appointed by NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) to deliver both hard and soft facilities management services work across 15 buildings. The five-year contract, commenced earlier this year, has an annual value of £3m and ...

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Demand for high quality office space remains resilient finds latest CBRE UK Office Market report

Office take-up across the UK office market in the first half of this year increased by 24 per cent from H1 2021, according to the CBRE UK Office Market Figures for the second quarter of 2022. Take up for office ...

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UKGBC study finds circular practices can make significant carbon savings across building lifecycles

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has published new insight into the positive impact circular thinking can have in delivering whole life carbon reductions and value creation across construction projects. The study, ‘How Circular Economy Principles can impact carbon and ...

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