In The News | 18th November 2022 | Latest Facilities Management News

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The Government has published a new Facilities Management Strategy, aligned with the Property Strategy, which commits to reshaping the public estate, making it smaller, better, and greener, and able to support the transformation of places and services.


This Facilities Management Strategy establishes, for the first time, a coordinated, cross-government vision for facilities management, setting the strategic approach and standards which will govern what good looks like and the quality of service which should be aspired to.

The vision, values and goals articulated in this strategy have been developed collaboratively, bringing together expertise from colleagues across government, and the wider facilities management and property industries.

Mitie has released its HY results for the six month period ending 30 September 2022.

Performance is strong with new contract wins and recent acquisitions more than replacing the short-term revenue boost from COVID-related contracts in the first half of last year.

Guidance for the full year has been increased with operating profit before other items expected to be at least £145m.

FASET (Fall Arrest Safety Equipment Training) has announced that its Annual General Meeting will take place on Thursday 24th November 2022 in an event that also includes the association’s Annual Awards and Members’ Social Evening.

In 2020, the annual event had to be cancelled due to the Covid pandemic, which made 2021’s AGM and Awards event all the more anticipated – and it didn’t disappoint.

Applications are now open to take part in UKGBC’s latest project on commercial retrofit.

In May 2022, UKGBC’s Delivering Net Zero: Key Considerations for Commercial Retrofit report setting out key principles for net zero focused commercial retrofit projects. Applications are now open to be part of the next phase of work, that aims to explore both the challenges – and opportunities – of closing the gap towards net zero carbon offices.  

To mark Living Wage Week, the British Cleaning Council (BCC) has renewed its call for cleaning and hygiene sector businesses and organisations to consider also becoming real Living Wage Employers.

Supporting the real Living Wage means committing to paying employees a wage which is independently calculated to meet everyday needs – like the weekly shop, or a surprise trip to the dentist.

Living Wage Week runs from yesterday, 14 March, to 18 March, and features a series of daily events organised by the Living Wage Foundation and Living Wage employers.

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