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Challenge fund launched to help tackle disability employment gap

A £4.2 million Challenge Fund to support people with mental health or musculoskeletal conditions to stay in work has been launched by the Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work, Sarah Newton, and the Minister for Mental Health and Inequalities, ...

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Collapse of Carillion could happen again unless lessons are learnt say MPs

The Carillion collapse could happen again unless lessons are learned about risk and contract management and the strengths and weaknesses of the outsourcing sector, an influential group of MPs have warned. The enquiry from the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs ...

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Government proposes bottle deposit return scheme to help tackle waste pollution

Environment Secretary, Michael Gove, announced yesterday that a deposit return scheme to increase recycling rates and slash the amount of waste polluting our land and seas will be introduced subject to consultation later this year. It is estimated that UK ...

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Gig economy workers to receive new rights under the ‘Good Work plan’

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has confirmed millions of flexible workers will receive new rights under major government reforms as the UK becomes one of the first countries to address the challenges of the changing world ...

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CCS issues contract notice for £12bn FM Marketplace

Crown Commercial Services (CCS) has issued a contract notice for its new Facilities Management Marketplace – with a focus on simplification and increasing opportunities for SMEs to supply to government. The framework will be the first to make use of the ...

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Apprenticeship uptake falls following the introduction of government levy

Since the introduction of the government’s apprenticeship levy scheme earlier this year, the number of people starting apprenticeships has drastically fallen by 59 per cent. At the end of this academic year, figures released by the Department of Education show ...

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BIFM says a flexible, evidence-based migration policy is needed from government

Following an article in The Guardian last week which revealed details of a leaked Government draft immigration policy, the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) is now calling on the government to make certain that any future migration policy is evidence-based and meets the ...

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Some UK businesses are still unaware of new data protection laws

New research by data destruction business, Shred-it has revealed that 84 per cent of UK small business owners (SBOs) and 43 per cent of senior executives of large companies are unaware of the forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which ...

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BIFM sets out its strategic priorities for the Government

Following last week’s General Election the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) has set out its strategic priorities for the facilities management (FM) sector in its first position paper for the Government. Accounting for about seven per cent of UK GDP, the ...

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BESA urges government to make postelection sector deal

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The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) is calling for whoever is in power following next month’s General Election to do a ‘sector deal’ with the built environment industry that reflects the important role buildings play in human health, well-being and ...

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