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IWFM urges businesses to do more to support hybrid working

Research from the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM) warns that half (50 per cent) of UK workers are being pressured to return to unfit office spaces by their bosses, with almost half (49 per cent) feeling they are ...

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Workers do want to return to the office, but in a flexible way

Demand for office working remains strong among both employers and workers but on a flexible basis, suggests new research from Office Space in Town (OSiT). While two-times the number of people are now working from their office than in May ...

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Former Carillion workers gain significant legal victory

Workers who lost their jobs when construction and outsourcing giant Carillion collapsed in January 2018 have secured a significant legal victory in their battle for compensation. Trade union Unite is representing 263 members who are seeking compensation due to Carillion’s ...

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Willmott Dixon wins £40m contract for Barking and Dagenham Council’s regeneration project

Willmott Dixon has been awarded a £40m contract to build Block J, the latest phase of Gascoigne estate’s regeneration project in Barking. Appointed by Be First, Barking and Dagenham Council’s regeneration company, the contract will involve delivery of 124 new ...

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TUC raises concerns about back to work safety plans

The TUC has written to ministers to raise urgent concerns about the government’s back-to-work safety plans. The union fears that new guidance – which is due to be published before restrictions are lifted on 19 July – will be “vague” ...

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Mitie exceeds industry leading ESG targets with new 2021 Social Value report

Mitie’s new Social Value report outlines excellent progress across all areas of Mitie’s ESG strategy, with the facilities management company on track to reach zero operational emissions by 2025, 25 years ahead of the UK Government’s target. As well as ...

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Building Safety Bill is published with aim to create lasting generational change

The Building Safety Bill on the future on how residential buildings should be constructed and maintained has been published today and includes plans for a new regulator who forms the heart of a building safety changes. The Bill, said Housing ...

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Research suggests coffee breaks help support workplace productivity

New research suggests that hot beverages are a powerful facilitator for movement in creating moments of planned and unplanned interactions in the workplace. Thinking Smart About Productivity published by Nestlé Coffee Partners draws on insights from specialists Humanyze and workplace ...

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FM ideal career match for ex-military personnel says Mitie

A new report by Mitie, Mobilising veterans in the facilities management industry suggests the FM sector is a good career fit for armed forces veterans, with over two thirds of former servicemen and women saying FM roles match their skills ...

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Organisations urged to deliver a healthier hybrid workplace

Britain’s homeworkers may have been shielded from some of the frontline impacts of the virus, but the impact upon their health and wellbeing has still been high, claims a new report Healthy Hybrid: a Blueprint for Business, published by the Royal ...

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