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  • PFM awards highlight sector talentThe winners of the 25th PFM awards were announced last night at a gala ceremony in London. 08 November 2018
  • More charities fear property poses risks to their charitable missionsThirty per cent of charities say property is a barrier to delivering their charitable objectives almost double the proportion in 2016 (17 per cent), according to the findings of the fourth Charity Property Matters Survey. 07 November 2018
  • Brexit delay would hurt industry, says BESAA further extension to the Brexit transition period would be hugely unhelpful to the construction and building services sectors, according to the president of the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA). 07 November 2018
  • UK workers are struggling to maintain work-life balanceThree-quarters of UK employees (73 per cent) like to keep their work and home lives separate from one another, finds research by human resources management software ADP (Automatic Data Processing). 07 November 2018
  • Europe's flexible office space 'to grow by up to 30% a year over five years'Flexible office space is likely to grow by up to 30 per cent each year over the coming five years, predicts research published by global real estate consultant JLL. 07 November 2018
  • Industry calls for UK to keep EU health & safety regime post-BrexitBritain's manufacturers are appealing for the current health & safety landscape to be maintained when the UK leaves the European Union, with existing worker production and legislative requirements to be transferred into UK law to avoid cost and disruption to business. 06 November 2018
  • Government pledges to empower the renewable energy sectorThe government is making it easier for public bodies to reduce their carbon footprint, by launching a new agreement that makes renewable energy easier to source. 06 November 2018
  • Two-thirds of workers suffer poor or diminished mental well-beingAlmost half of workers (49 per cent) want a yoga and meditation room and exercise facilities (50 per cent) to help tackle workplace stress, shows a survey published this week to highlight International Stress Awareness Week (5-9 November). 05 November 2018
  • Workers want motivation from bossesOver seven in 10 employees want their employers to do more to motivate them, states a new study from a global employee engagement company. 02 November 2018
  • Businesses missing 'huge long-term opportunity' in automationA new report by the Capgemini Research Institute shows businesses are missing a huge opportunity in automation by focusing on operational benefits over top-line growth. 02 November 2018
  • PFI is out but where will government find funding?Scrapping the private finance initiative (PFI) as announced in the Budget this week was the right decision, but the government needs to think of new ways to fund new public facilities, said an FM consultant. 02 November 2018
  • UK lacks AIUK organisations risk falling behind oversees competition due to a lack of AI strategy, according to a new report by Microsoft UK. 01 November 2018
  • Work makes 1.4m people illThere are 1.4 million working people suffering from work-related ill health in Great Britain, according to statistics from the government's Health & Safety Executive published this week. 01 November 2018
  • Businesses blow billions on wasted office space, study revealsBig businesses in England and Wales are squandering £10 billion a year on under-used office space, a new study suggests. The report by flexible workplace firm Abintra draws together data from its work with more than 100 corporations worldwide with government and property industry figures. 31 October 2018
  • Commercial property market in 'strong position' in NIDespite the third quarter being quieter during the summer months, the commercial property market in Northern Ireland is set to finish the year in a strong position, according to research by CBRE. 31 October 2018
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