CITB-ConstructionSkills has announced it will more than double the rate of grant available to employers for Training Plan and Short Duration training courses for one year in a bid to boost the industry’s skills base.
The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has advised the Government that there has been “no change in the circumstances upon which the fourth carbon budget (2023–2027) was originally set in 2011 that would justify a lowering of ambition”.
NHS Protect, the government agency that works to identify and tackle crime across the health service, has released its latest figures for 2012/13 on reported physical assaults against NHS staff in England, indicating a significant rise.
Clients expect FM services, whether in-house or outsourced, to be able to deliver sustainability. A new annual Sustainable FM Index report has been launched with the aim of providing a robust and transparent comparison of FM providers within the UK market.
With the retail sector facing tough trading conditions, a new report from Emprise Services argues that retailers can use cleaning as an effective means of competitive advantage by focusing on improving the overall shopping experience for their customers.
Greg Barker, Minister of State at DECC, last week announced new plans to improve and increase support for the non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) and improved rates for domestic RHIs. The scheme aims to bridge the gap between the cost of fossil fuel heat sources and renewable heat alternatives by increasing tariff support for RHI installations.