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ACAS issues hot weather tips for employers during heatwave

ACAS has offered some top tips to help employers manage workplace challenges caused by the hot weather. "The sizzling weather may be ideal for the beach but staff getting into work during one of the hottest weeks of the year may not feel the sa...


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International Workplace MD sets off for 56-mile ultramarathon

Managing Director of International Workplace, David Sharp, is taking on the world’s oldest ultramarathon this weekend, to raise funds for the Worshipful Company of Pattenmakers Charitable Foundation. A Fellow of BIFM and the Chartered Inst...


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Legislation introduced to help businesses affected by unfair ‘staircase tax’

New legislation that will reverse the impact of a ‘staircase tax’, which has unfairly affected up to a thousand businesses, has been introduced by Communities Secretary, Sajid Javid. A Supreme Court judgment saw hundreds of businesses...


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Interim report into the Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety published

The Chair of an independent review into building regulations and fire safety has found that a ‘universal shift in culture’ is required to significantly improve the way that fire safety is assured. Dame Judith Hackitt, who was appointe...


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Cyber security: the modern FM’s role

Cases of cyber-attacks and corporate espionage are on the rise, according to software provider Urgent Technology. In 2017, one notable high-profile cyber-breach was that of the UK’s National Health Service (NHS), in which computers throughou...


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New counter-terrorism advice for FM professionals

A new guidance note to help facilities management professionals evaluate the risks to their buildings from terrorism and decide what they should do about them has been published by BIFM. Produced in partnership with the UK Security Expo, which th...