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Active Workplace Solutions publishes outsourcing white paper

Bespoke workplace specialists, Active Workplace Solutions, has launched “Does today’s market favour the smaller player?” – a new white paper produced to explore the difficult paths of outsourcing in FM. The piece dissects the battle of internal contracts, external outsourcing, ...

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Game of risk

A recent survey by FMJ and FM company Salisbury Group found that the vast majority of FMs see risk management as a key part of their role. We brought together a group of client-side FMs under Chatham House rules to ...

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Insourcing vs outsourcing debate: What’s best for business?

The insourcing of FM services is growing in popularity. The report ‘Rebuilding Capacity: The case for insourcing public contracts’ from the University of Liverpool, recommends it for providing service flexibility and the ability to allocate resources where they are needed. ...

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Derbyshire proposes JV with Suffolk for public sector services provision

Derbyshire County Council is proposing to set up joint venture companies with Suffolk County Council to look after its cleaning and caretaking services, and some design and construction services. Changes to the way that Derbyshire County Council will manage its ...

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The future is smart for facilities management

Organisational transformation is big business these days as retail, commercial and other sectors recognise that changing and evolving is key to their sustainability. It’s easy to focus on sectors like retail where there is a more obvious shift to new ...

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A call to arms

The RICS Integrated Property Services Conference 2019, which took place in London on 1 July, focused on how to build trust in the facilities management profession With a change in name from ‘Strategic FM Conference’ to ‘Integrated Property Services Conference’, ...

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Interserve owed creditors in excess of £100m

Companies House filings show Interserve owed its creditors in excess of £100 million when it went into administration in March 2019. In total, Interserve owed £55.4 million to its secured creditors and another £50.5 million to its unsecured creditors. The ...

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Construction industry holds auditors accountable for Carillion collapse

The construction industry views the collapse of Carillion as a result of aggressive accounting policies and a close relationship with KPMG. A survey of the supply chain conducted by public sector procurement specialist, Scape Group, finds that 93 per cent ...

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Workplace Law publishes legal update on FM outsourcing

Workplace Law, the employee relations division of International Workplace, has issued a white paper on the employment law aspects of outsourcing in the facilities management sector. The white paper – Joint employer status: implications for outsourcing in the FM sector ...

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Reform outsourcing, don’t ban it, says think tank

Government needs private firms and charities to deliver public services but should improve the rules for outsourcing, says the Reform think tank. A new report by the think tank calls for more training for civil servants dealing with private companies ...

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