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Governments sets out return to work guidelines for businesses

The government has published a number of practical guidelines to help businesses get back up and running and operating as safely as possible to give people the confidence to return to the workplace during the current coronavirus pandemic. The guidelines, ...

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Government supports construction industry guidance to avoid disputes

The UK Government has offered its support to the construction industry, by outlining its expectations from businesses as they manage and enforce B2B contracts during the Covid-19 emergency. There is a real concern that the construction industry will become embroiled ...

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Building Safety Bill proposals welcomed by the ASFP

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) has welcomed the Government’s plans to reform building safety and undertake a major review of the building regulations including its plans to establish new regulators for Building Safety and for Construction Products, and ...

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UK’s rotting waste could see coronavirus pandemic replaced by other diseases

Mountains of waste are being fly-tipped in epic proportions across Britain, as warnings are raised that the government risks replacing the coronavirus pandemic with a plague if councils keep recycling and waste tips shut during the lockdown. Security firm, the ...

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National Living Wage increases by 6.2%

The National Living Wage (NLW) increases by 6.2 per cent from today (1 April) to £8.72, giving a pay rise to thousands of low-paid workers at the frontline of the UK’s response to Covid-19. The new rate results in an ...

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IWFM calls on ministers to recognise FMs as ‘Key workers’

In a letter to the Secretaries of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government and Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Linda Hausmanis, IWFM CEO, has called for for workplace and facilities management professionals, and their contractors, to be recognised as ...

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BCC expresses concern over proposed post-Brexit immigration rules

The British Cleaning Council (BCC) has said it is “very worried and concerned” about the “huge” possible impact of Government proposals to introduce an “Australian-style points-based” immigration system from 2021. The BCC, which is the industry body for the cleaning ...

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Government must tackle late payment issues, says BESA

The new government must do everything it can to solve the late payment problems that continue to undermine construction supply chains, according to the Chief Executive officer of the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) David Frise. He told the Association’s ...

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New procurement agreement to shape public sector construction

The government has awarded a major new procurement agreement, which will help shape public sector construction. All public sector bodies can use Crown Commercial Service’s (CCS) Construction Works and Associated Services agreement to find companies to help build things like ...

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Good work

Tina Chander a partner and Head of the Employment team at Wright Hassall on the Government’s plans to increase workers’ rights with the introduction of the Good Work Plan Since 2010, the UK has experienced lower unemployment rates across every ...

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