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08 October 2015
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  • Support services group Emcor UK has been awarded a place across three lots for the Crown Commercial Services' Facilities Management Agreement.
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  • Driven to distraction
    One of the key elements of the open-plan office its very openness surely makes distraction more likely. So are we back to cellular offices and silos? Writes Martin Read. 08 October 2015
  • There is nothing wrong in recycling old ideas
    I suppose it is one of those signs of having been around for a long time, that feeling that you get when the next new thing that folks are raving about just gives you a sense of déjà vu and the old saying that there is nothing new under the sun begins to look pretty solid, blogs John Bowen. 05 October 2015
  • Facilitation management
    If government seeks to facilitate a smarter state, perhaps FM should campaign on how it seeks to facilitate better organisational performance, writes Martin Read. 30 September 2015
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267 energy tax

267 energy tax
Would introducing this new Energy Efficiency Investment Tax Discount and single low-carbon levy help businesses make buildings greener rather than the existing range of initiatives (including ESOS)?

The government has opened a review of the current system of business energy taxes in a move that could spell the end for the Carbon Reduction Commitment.

For more information and to join the debate on the FM World Think Tank LinkedIn group
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  • Supporting the gene geniusesTo support the quest to find new treatments for diseases and make new scientific discoveries, FM support at the world-class Wellcome Trust Genome Campus research facilities in Cambridgeshire has to match the bold ambitions of the scientists. Following a recent BIFM Eastern Region event on the campus site, Rob Farman reports.
  • Pay it forwardFM should be seen as a value driver in the sense of selling future levels of productivity, say researchers Daniel von Felten, Manuel Böhm and Christian Coenen, who call it 'the multiplier effect'.
  • The best aid plansThe role of FM within international aid charity ActionAid has developed considerably since Will Bowen joined the organisation, as Jamie Harris reports.
  • Seeking wise councilThe £45 million property services contract in place with Lincolnshire County Council is seen by all parties as significant because of how transparency in communication between interested parties is adding intelligence to decision making. Martin Read reports.