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BCC publishes UK cleaning industry research

A new survey which examines the changes in the UK cleaning industry over a six-year period up to 2014, has been published by the British Cleaning Council (BCC). The study looks in detail at a number of key industry areas including employment, ...

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Millennials are opting for ethical sustainable menus

Half of millennials (18 – 34 year olds) are more likely to eat out in venues where they are told about where the food on their plate comes from, according to survey results published today. The survey, carried out by ...

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The secret to unharnessing workplace productivity

Employees who embrace activity-based working report significantly higher levels of workplace productivity (66 per cent) and pride (82 per cent), according to research released by Leesman. The study of over 70,000 employees, conducted in partnership with IFMA Sweden and financially supported by Tenant ...

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Report provides food for thought

Three-quarters of diners would rather suffer poor service than visit restaurants that have experienced food hygiene issues such as unclean premises or low food ratings according to a new report ‘The Financial Impact of Poor Food Safety’. The findings from UK ...

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Boosting British brainpower to close in on the productivity gap

Towards the close of the 2015/16 financial year, The Guardian reported that the UK productivity gap had widened to the worst level since records began. As per recent ONS statistics, British worker productivity levels are markedly lower that the G7 ...

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Could we be heading for a six-hour working day like Sweden?

The results of a new poll have revealed major support from both workers and bosses for a Swedish-style six-hour day. The eight-hour working day has been part of British culture since the days of the Industrial Revolution when Robert Owen campaigned for ...

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New report reveals a £200m cash injection for the UK FM market in 2016

A new report from MTW Research has revealed that the UK Facilities Management market’s profitability is set to rise by £200 million in 2016. The data which is based on more than 70 per cent of the market, found that whilst there ...

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Women starting out in property hardest hit by gender pay gap

According to the latest survey by RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) and McDonald & Company, salaries of UK property professionals have continued to rise at an average increase of 7.1 per cent in 2016, the highest in nine years, however, ...

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The break room facility working for business

As we move into the final quarter of 2015, the UK’s productivity gap is still a problem facing many businesses. According to insights gathered by Office Depot UK, a properly managed break room facility can provide multiple business benefits including ...

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Food service sector reports a ‘healthy’ growth

Over four million customers are served daily by food service management (FSM) businesses, and with one in four meals in the UK now being consumed out of the home, upward trends point to a continued growth in out-of-home dining over ...

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