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Pattenmakers announce 2021 Young Manager Award winner

Livery company the Worshipful Company of Pattenmakers has chosen the winner of its annual busary for young professionals in the FM sector. The Pattenmakers Young Facilities Manager Award 2021 winner is Laura Newnham, Contract Support Manager at S...


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Playing the long game: challenges for employers when COVID symptoms linger

It will all be over by Christmas; at least that’s what we thought (and hoped) when COVID-19 first hit back in the spring. However, adapting to life and work in a COVID-19 world has proved a longer and harder road than many of us ever anticip...


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Unused office space after coronavirus could cost businesses billions

Unused office space after coronavirus could cost London-based businesses almost £13bn, according to a new report by SpaceThreeTwo, a new office timeshare marketplace born out of lockdown.  According to a survey of London office workers...


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Government promises tougher regulations after ‘shocking’ Grenfell testimony

Housing secretary Robert Jenrick has promised tougher regulations will improve building safety, after expressing his shock at last week’s revelations from the Grenfell Tower Inquiry, Construction News has reported. According to the industry...


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HSE checks businesses in the transport sector are COVID-secure

In the run up to the festive period, the HSE is working with local authorities to inspect businesses in the transport and logistics industry to ensure they are managing the risk of coronavirus. With the current lockdown restrictions, the demand fo...


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Forced lockdown holiday leave could be unlawful

Forcing employees to take holiday leave as part of lockdown could be unlawful, according to a leading employment lawyer. The advice comes as the UK is in its second national lockdown and has implemented a furlough scheme that is likely to last un...