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  • CRC faces chop in government energy tax reviewThe 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. 30/09/2015
  • Energy tax system needs overhaul, say bossesThe government should introduce incentives for companies to invest in energy efficiency and innovative low-carbon technologies, according to a report by an employers' group. 16/09/2015
  • Payroll and HR roles most likely to be outsourcedPayroll and human resources are the most common back-office processes to be outsourced, according to research by Grant Thornton. 03/06/2015
  • For the Living Wage the only way is upIn 2010, the political manifestos generally remained silent on Living Wage. Not surprisingly, given that KPMG research has found that 5.2 million people (20 per cent of the workforce) earn less than Living Wage. This time around most of the political parties are referring positively to the Living Wage, blogs Guy Stallard, head of facilities at KPMG UK. 23/04/2015
  • Tories pledge tax-free minimum wageNo one earning the minimum wage will have to pay income tax, according to the Conservative's manifesto published this week. 15/04/2015
  • BIFM and NHS announce partnershipNHS Property Services Ltd, has announced a partnership with the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) to provide membership and professional development for 1,500 of its FM employees. 26/03/2015
  • Staff wellbeing maintains profits and productivity, says reportThere is a direct relationship between wellbeing and healthcare costs, productivity and more, says a report by analyst Global Workplace Analytics. 25/03/2015
  • Government reforms save £11m in costsMinister for the Cabinet Office Francis Maude has announced that for the financial year 2014 to 2015 up to January 2015, the government has already identified £11 billion of efficiency and reform savings, compared with a 2009 to 2010 baseline an increase of a third from the same point last year. 25/03/2015
  • Business data is often poorly interpreted, says surveyOrganisations are not getting the full value from information and data collected, according to a survey. 23/03/2015
  • OCS joins accredited Living Wage organisationsSupport services organisation OCS Group has become the latest FM service provider to gain recognition as a Living Wage service provider by the Living Wage Foundation. 20/03/2015
  • VAT relief a big win, says BSA chiefThe Business Services Association (BSA) has hailed the Budget announcement of an extension to VAT relief for shared services as a big win. 20/03/2015
  • FM and procurement need to develop better partnership, webinar hearsProcurement professionals must meet facilities management clients to develop a better relationship with their organisation's FM function, a webinar has heard. 05/12/2014
  • Chancellor pledges to abolish apprenticeship taxThe Chancellor George Osborne has announced that the government will abolish the tax on apprenticeships to support businesses which take on young people. 04/12/2014
  • Showing initiativeThe replacement for the Private Finance Initiative, PF2, heralds an entirely new approach to FM for such arrangements. Stephen Holton outlines the changes and their potential impact on the FM industry. 01/11/2013
  • Enter a WEEE survey to win an iPod ShuffleAnswer the Recolight survey about WEEE regulations and the recycling of gas discharge lamps to win an iPod shuffle. 04/05/2012
  • Entry deadline extended for BIFM AwardsThe deadline for entering the BIFM Awards 2012 has been extended to May 4. 23/04/2012
  • ThinkFM survey launchedA survey to measure performance and behaviour in the FM sector has been launched, with the findings to be presented at the ThinkFM conference this summer. 19/04/2012
  • Tube maintenance staff vote to strikeMaintenance workers on the London Underground have voted to strike for 72 hours next week. 18/04/2012
  • Businesses should carry out 'water audit'All businesses should carry out a water audit to help combat drought, the Environment Agency (EA) says. 11/04/2012
  • Service sector growth defies recession fearsThe UK service sector saw stronger growth in March, according to the latest Markit/CIPS survey of UK service providers. 10/04/2012
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