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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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Staff still concerned their offices aren’t COVID-secure

More than a third of workers (35 per cent) are still concerned their offices aren’t COVID secure, according to new research from Mitie. With COVID-19 restrictions set to end on July 19, more than half (52 per cent) of British ...

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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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Sodexo awarded FM contract for new COVID-19 laboratory

Sodexo has been awarded the contract to provide a range of facilities management services at the new Department of Health and Social Care owned and run Rosalind Franklin Laboratory in Royal Leamington Spa. The new laboratory, named after Rosalind Franklin, ...

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Organisations trialling test labs to monitor post pandemic work patterns

Organisations are turning to experimental ‘pilot working labs’ to monitor working patterns of their employees before making changes to the actual office, according to data from Freespace, which reveals that global office occupancy rates decreased in June compared to May ...

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New research suggests negative impact of home working during pandemic

Working from home during the pandemic has led to increased levels of loneliness and mental distress, according to new research by the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen). The biggest increases in mental distress and loneliness compared with pre-pandemic levels ...

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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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AWA indicates Inner London could lose 835,000 jobs post Covid-19

Two out of five people living and working in Inner London could do their jobs elsewhere, as workers adapt to new ways of working prompted by the Covid-19 pandemic. This is according to analysis of official Government data by global management ...

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FM industry has recovered from lockdown and ready for the new workplace, says BCIS forecast

The FM industry has largely recovered from the economic downturn brought about by the lockdowns and is coming to terms with the new working environment, according to the latest forecast by the Building Cost Information Service (BCIS) from RICS. However ...

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Protecting the police

In our latest look at the work of front-line FM staff, we hear how a commercial cleaning team was able to step up cleaning duties on the police frontline during the pandemic Facilities management within frontline services will always pose ...

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