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19 July 2018
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News Analysis

Regular analysis of the leading stories in the facilities management industry. Comment on topics such as environmental issues, wellbeing in the workplace, the Living Wage and more.


  • Half of British offices 'not fit for purpose'Half of British offices are 'not fit for purpose' as 43 per cent of employees think their workplace does not aid productivity. Herpreet Grewal reports 08 October 2017
  • Office-to-home conversions push out businessOffice-to-home conversions are pushing out businesses, reports Herpreet Grewal 08 October 2017
  • Think Tank: Highway to wellSeveral recent studies have suggested that the design of offices is instrumental to how well those who work in them feel. How much say does FM really have in providing healthier workplaces? 11 September 2017
  • Think Tank: The social contractCordant Group has unveiled plans to adopt the status of a social enterprise, Chris Weston reports 11 September 2017
  • Think Tank: The only way is ethicsWhat kinds of ethical working practices do you think should be prioritised? FM leaders discuss if the sector should develop more ethical goals 11 September 2017
  • Mayor wages war on 'diesel farms'London Mayor Sadiq Khan aims to make the capital a zero-carbon city by 2050. Herpreet Kaur Grewal reports 11 September 2017
  • Property guardians: sheriffs or cowboys?The growth of property guardianship - deploying people to live in vacant property - is causing concern. Herpeet Grewal and Jamie Harris report 11 September 2017
  • BIFM to press government on post-Brexit skillsThe FM sector could be seriously affected by changes in immigration policy brought about by Brexit. Herpreet Kaur Grewal reports 11 September 2017
  • WeWork shifts focus to corporate giantsCo-location giant WeWork is having a stellar 2017 as it grows apace - with larger corporates a growing part of its client base. Adam Leach reports 11 September 2017
  • Taylor Review: does it go far enough?In June, the government published Good Work: The Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices. 07 August 2017
  • Searching for the super supervisorsThis month we asked whether there is a requirement for more supervisory level FM personnel from a hospitality background, and what you think makes a strong FM at this level stand out. What are the trends in the way FM supervisors are trained, appointed and deployed in your organisation and industry sector? 07 August 2017
  • It's time to overhaul building regulationsIt has been almost two months since a horrifying fire engulfed the Grenfell Tower council block, on the Lancaster Estate in West London, claiming the lives of at least 80 people. Herpreet Kaur Grewal reports. 07 August 2017
  • Think Tank: Putting on the squeezeWe asked how the relationship between workspace density and employee effectiveness is playing out in your organisation and whether different metrics have been adopted. 10 July 2017
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