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BIFM AWARDS 2017: WINNERS’ STORIES

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PERSPECTIVES

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Think Tank: What are 2018’s challenges to FM service providers? 

FM service providers face stagnating profitability, rising cost inflation from the National Living Wage and uncertainty over labour with Brexit.

And a report by professional services consultant EY suggests that to this can be added the problem of increased competition from SMEs.
Are these the key challenges FM service providers face, or will other issues take precedence? What do you think are the sector’s biggest challenges in 2018?

Take part in our Think Tank poll here

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