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Relocation decision has impacted on ONS performance

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) should have given more thought to the consequences of its move from London to Newport in Wales, according to an interim report by Professor Sir Charles Bean. The report forms part of an independent review ...


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Qatar shamed by inaction on migrant workers

Labour exploitation remains rampant in Qatar as the authorities fail to deliver significant reforms, Amnesty International claims on the fifth anniversary of Qatar winning the right to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Despite massive public exposure...


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Bribery and corruption offence

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has confirmed that Sweett Group plc has admitted an offence under Section 7 of the Bribery Act 2010 regarding conduct in the Middle East. The offence relates to the charge of “failing to prevent an associated p...


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FM market confidence in the Middle East

The British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM), FM EXPO and i-fm.net have collaborated to produce a picture of the regional facilities management (FM) industry, viewed by the professionals who work in it every day. This survey captures a c...


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Six in ten employers in favour of new National Living Wage

According to new research from Group RiSk Development GRiD), the trade body for the group risk industry, six in ten employers are in favour of implementing the new National Living Wage, which currently stands at £7.20 an hour. While the int...


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Workplace temperatures - when is it too cold?

Winter is now here and has brought with it icy cold temperatures. This sudden change in temperature may have taken your office by surprise and made your Monday morning even more challenging. Temperatures in the indoor workplace are covered by the...