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29 May 2016
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  • Serco has reported a stronger-than-expected financial performance in the first four months of 2016. But, it warned that this upturn comes from items that will not reoccur.
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  • FM World sees eye to eye
    Editor Martin Read channels 80s new wave as he dissects the changing face of publishing. 20 May 2016
  • Reaching across borders
    Last May I was delighted to be part the BIFM team who visited the FM Expo in Dubai for the first time. Meeting with FM professionals and members, in both the UK and further afield is always the best part of my job. I firmly believe finding out your views on how we can support employers, suppliers and individuals is key to the future success of BIFM. 19 May 2016
  • Evolution
    FM World has been a cornerstone of the Institute's offering for many years, having recently celebrated its 12th birthday and this is its 279th issue. It provides a range of news, analysis, case studies and insights to support the facilities management profession and the Institute's membership, writes James Sutton. 05 May 2016
  • Events that are worth your time
    The mix of networking and knowledge sharing at BIFM regional events should be potent enough reason in itself to attend, but there's even more to it than that, writes Martin Read. 05 May 2016
  • Who's the disabled one?
    I'm wheeling my way along the corridor against a crowd of conference attendees keen to get to the coffee, while many are immersed in a phone or tablet, writes Edward Finch. 05 May 2016
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Would your organisation would benefit from a delay to the apprenticeship levy being introduced? Would having more time help your organisation prepare for it better?



The Engineering Employers' Federation has called on the government to delay the Apprenticeship Levy scheme until September 2017, because its research has shown that firms have “grave concerns” about the scheme’s design and implementation. Misgivings are so strong that just one per cent of manufacturers support the levy's roll out in its present guise, while most believe that the scheme looks set to fail, it said. 


For more information and to join the debate on the FM World Think Tank LinkedIn group

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  • National treasureThe National Trust aims to cut energy use by 20 per cent and is investing £30 million into schemes to derive half of its energy needs from renewable sources by 2020. Carolyn Cross reports.
  • High flyerFor the newly crowned FM of the Year, facilities management is all about treating office space as hotel space.
  • Public sector FM: a shared visionA recent university of Salford event, The Future of Facilities Management in the Public Sector, explored the problem of ineffective public facilities and had speakers proposing ideas to 'rationalise and transform' the sustainability of public sector FM operations. Jamie Harris picks out some of the day's key contributions
  • Orange revolution: How the Dutch do FMThe Netherlands is having no trouble luring an influx of young people into facilities management with innovations such as activity-based working and a service-led focus boosting its profile. Sara Bean finds out what it is that sets the Dutch art of FM apart