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Research reveals FMs are moving towards TFM service providers

When choosing a new provider for outsourced facilities management (FM), 65 per cent of FM managers feel it is important to have one organisation managing all the different elements of service provision. This is according to independent research carried out on ...

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Protect company property with ‘Hands Off Week’

A study commissioned by Avery UK in aid of ‘Hands Off Week’, a national awareness campaign encouraging organisations around the country to protect their possessions and safeguard company property has revealed that the ‘workplace thief’ is most likely to be a middle ...

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Managing the state of the estate

This month’s FM Index KPI Survey, compiled by FMJ and Causeway, takes a look at the management of key property data such as rent reviews, lease information etc. There is a clear trend towards closer integration of facilities management and ...

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City contractors stay productive whilst working longer hours

A new survey has revealed that whilst 77 per cent of City contractors work over their contacted hours, more than half (57 per cent) believe they are productive during those extra hours. The research shows a modest difference between the sentiments ...

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APPG launches 3rd Inquiry into UK flooding

The All Party Parliamentary Group for Excellence in the Built Environment (APPG for EBE) has announced its 3rd Inquiry, which will look at the problems caused to the UK by flooding and examine the potential for greater mitigation of these ...

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Report warns there is still work to to be done on government contract management

A new report by the National Audit Office (NAO) ‘Transforming government’s contract management’ has concluded that whilst significant improvement programmes have been introduced by central government, since recognising the magnitude of the problem they face in managing their annual £40 billion of ...

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Construction Industry Group publishes report on its digital future

The BIM2050 group has published its Built Environment 2050: A Report on our Digital Future. A compilation of essays authored by BIM2050 work stream leads, the report is the result of the group’s research into what an interdisciplinary scope of work ...

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Flexible working – an all year round benefit

The summer holidays are known to many as a time when flexible working conditions come into its own, especially for working parents however, recent research from global workspace provider Regus reveals that it may play a fundamental role in long-term ...

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Commission publishes findings on employment practices in the cleaning sector

Back in September 2013, the Equality and Human Rights Commission embarked on a project to analyse employment practices in the cleaning sector in England, Scotland and Wales, in order to better understand how employers comply with their equality obligations in the work ...

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Research reveals 90% of company car drivers fake mileage reports

Nine out of ten company car drivers are taking their employers for a ride by faking their driving miles according to car leasing firm, Flexed.co.uk The company has discovered that large numbers of business drivers are committing simple frauds such as ...

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