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Property Solutions publishes latest service charge research

Property Solutions, a commercial service charge consultancy practice, and part of Bellrock Group, has launched its SCOR for Retail annual report. Now in its seventh year, the report evaluates both service charge costs and compliance with the RICS Code of Practice, ...

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Google gets best office vote

Google is the office in which British employees would most like to work, according to research conducted by Office Genie. Google’s London HQ, equipped with a swimming pool, games area, running track and roof-top garden, is a workplace most could only ...

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Waste crime is costing the UK £560m each year

Waste crime, which takes many different forms, from builders fly-tipping rubble on country roads to illegal waste sites processing thousands of tonnes of waste and operators deliberately misclassifying waste to evade millions in tax is costing the UK £560 million each year ...

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Survey shows strong cyber security helps businesses to grow

A new cyber security report from Vodafone, Cyber Security: The Innovation Accelerator, highlights a strong link between how cyber security is used and business success, with 86 per cent of high-growth companies (where revenue has increased by over 10 per cent over the last ...

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Global report reveals students at UK universities are demanding healthier foods from on-site catering

A new report by Sodexo has revealed that more than half of UK students (60 per cent) expect vegan or vegetarian food to be available at their university catering or retail outlets, and 49 per cent expect free-from foods. The International University ...

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Young people in the workplace are not taking H&S seriously enough

More than a quarter of young people are failing to follow the health and safety procedures put in place by their employer and are putting themselves in danger, according to new research. The survey of 2,000 employees, working for businesses ...

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Research finds workplace facilities are key to increasing cycling growth targets

UK businesses must offer better facilities for cyclists in light of the government’s ambitious cycling growth targets, according to new research published by the British Council for Offices (BCO). In April, the Department for Transport stated an aim to double the ...

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New water study shows superiority of IDEXX Legiolert test in identifying Legionnaires’ disease risk

IDEXX, the global leader in rapid microbiological testing for water, today announced the publication of a peer reviewed study1, “Evaluation of a most probable number method for the enumeration of Legionella pneumophila from potable and related water samples,” by leading ...

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Carillion campaign improving employability skills and social mobility for all

According to new research launched by integrated support services company, Carillion, the British public are of the opinion that helping homeless people into work and creating job opportunities for young people from lower income backgrounds should be among the UK’s ...

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Smartphone addicts are costing businesses time and money

The average British worker spends as many as 120 hours per year using their smartphones in the workplace, according to research. A study of 2,012 UK adults carried out by gadgets and technology retailer, LaptopsDirect.co.uk, has revealed more than three quarters (84 ...

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