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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...


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International Workplace announced as finalist at i-FM technology in FM awards

International Workplace is thrilled to have been shortlisted for 2018’s i-FM Technology in FM Awards, for its design, development and implementation of a new set of technologies to transform learning in the FM sector. The annual i-FM Techno...


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Fifth series of strategic FM case studies published today

Today sees the launch of the fifth series of Strategic Facilities Management case studies from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, authored by International Workplace. The latest series of case studies focuses on societal impact, and sho...