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Legal Brexit

During the UK’s 43 years as a Member State of the European Union, its legal framework has been heavily influenced by the application of EU-derived legislation across a wide range of practice areas and industries. The UK’s decision to l...


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IFMA and RICS launch Define.FM

With World Workplace 2016 – the biggest annual gathering of facilities and workplace services managers in the world – just having taken place in San Diego, the biggest news to come out the conference was the launch of the define.fm cam...


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All change at BIFM Training

This month saw the announcement that BIFM was ending its long-standing joint venture with Quadrilect to deliver facilities management courses under the BIFM Training brand. While retaining the rights to the BIFM Training name, from September 2017...


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The EU General Data Protection Regulation: What will change and what it means

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the most important change in data privacy regulation in 20 years. After four years of preparation and debate the GDPR was finally approved by the EU Parliament on 14 April 2016 and will be direct...


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Waste crime rises as UK companies fail to comply with their waste ‘duty of care’ obligations

Illegal disposal of waste is a significant burden to the UK economy, diverting up to £1bn per annum from legitimate business and the HM Treasury, as well as presenting a significant risk to human health and the environment. However, recent r...


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Fire Sprinkler Systems – NEW 3rd party inspection rules

As of January 2016, BS EN 12845: 2015 and the Loss Prevention Council Rules states that is a legal requirement for owners / operators to ensure that their sprinkler systems are audited for compliance by an independent third party on an annual basi...