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Pandemic accelerates a ‘new purpose’ for the office

According to a new report from property advisors, JLL, office life is set to change amid a global working from home experiment which is now forcing companies to to reimagine the future of work and question the purpose of the ...

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University of Essex and Cloudfm join forces to combat Covid-19

To meet the challenge of Covid-19 within the healthcare sector, facilities management provider, Cloudfm, is joining forces with the University of Essex to develop innovative new disinfection services. The joint research initiative won funding worth £50,000 from Innovate UK following ...

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Research reveals CEOs and self-employed most optimistic about post-lockdown growth

As the country begins to emerge from lockdown, new research from The Institute of Leadership & Management ‘Life after lockdown: future of work’, explores the predicted changes to the workplace following the Covid-19 outbreak. The research reveals almost three-quarters (73 per ...

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Number of employees reluctant to return to the office doubles

New research has revealed that the number of employees who do not want to return to the office has nearly doubled since the start of the lockdown – rising to 34 per cent, from 19 per cent in April. The ...

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Research asseses the key reasons behind security officers’ susceptibility to Covid-19

The Office for National Statistics published data in May which revealed that security officers have one of the highest death rates from Covid-19 – 45.7 deaths per 100,000 people. According to a new report commissioned by Corps Security from Perpetuity ...

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Unused office space in the UK almost 50 times larger than London’s O2 Arena

Demand for office space in the UK could drop by up to 50 per cent as more businesses realise the value of flexibility post-Covid-19 according to a report by commercial property specialists Instant Offices. With 60 per cent of the ...

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BCO poll shows the office still remains popular with British workers

According to new a independent polling commissioned by the British Council for Offices (BCO) just one in five (20 per cent) UK adults plans primarily to work from home in the future, while only 16 per cent hope that working ...

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Microbiologist report confirms hand dryers unlikely to spread Covid-19

Following research into Covid-19 transmission, independent microbiologist, Dr. David L Webber, has confirmed that the use of hand dryers in the washroom does not contribute to the spread of the novel coronavirus. The report, commissioned by Airdri Ltd, seeks to ...

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Customer expectations are playing a key role in corporate FM development

AMA Research’s latest ‘Facilities Management Outsourcing – Corporate Sector Market Report’ has revealed in 2019, the corporate sector accounted for 61 per cent of overall FM market value, having risen from 58 per cent in 2015. According to the report ...

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Research reveals UK cleaning industry makes up 5% of the national workforce

New research by the British Cleaning Council (BCC) has revealed that there are approximately 1.63 million workers in the sector, making up around five per cent of the UK workforce. This total, calculated for the first time by including cleaning ...

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