IWFM publishes Brexit advice for employers

The Institute of Workplace & Facilities Management (IWFM) has pulled together a guide that outlines the key forthcoming changes to immigration and employment post-Brexit. Immigration has played a key role in helping to address the growing skills gap in FM, with migrants filling one in four jobs in some sectors. The trade body says that […]

GUEST BLOG: Facilities Management firms need to streamline efficiencies ahead of Brexit

By Drey Francis, Director at Engage Technology Partners While the Brexit ‘deal’ remains up in the air and the uncertainty continues for UK businesses, employers in the Facilities Management field are understandably nervous. As an arena that has undoubtedly been heavily reliant on European talent to fill demand in a skills short environment, the potential to […]

FM sector increases hourly pay for skills-short roles as Brexit looms

Facilities management firms are turning to financial incentives to lure top contract talent as the Brexit vote drives EU citizens out of the UK, according to new data. Engage Technology Partners says its pay data has revealed that since the vote to leave the Bloc in 2016, hourly pay for skills-short roles has increased, with […]

UK & EU energy firms voice Brexit concerns in open letter

UK and EU companies have united in calling for strong action in the Brexit agreement on climate and energy to foster prosperity and enhance abilities to tackle climate change. In an open letter to European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and UK Prime Minister Theresa May no-deal Brexit scenario, they say, would lead to an increase in UK […]

Higher Education estates turnover reaches record £30 billion…

An annual report released by the Association of University Directors of Estates (AUDE) has revealed the university estates sector grew by £2 billion in the 2014-2015 academic year, with annual turnover for the whole of the UK now equating to £30 billion. Despite what is considered a challenging funding environment, the ‘Higher Education Estates Statistics […]

Brexit vote behind confidence dip in energy efficiency…

The latest EEVS & Bloomberg report has suggested that supplier confidence in the energy efficiency sector has fallen to its lowest point in five years; detailing a combination of supplier order books, sales prices, government action and staffing levels had experienced an overall confidence fall to (-) 38 points for the second quarter (Q2) of 2016. This follows a decline of 21 points in the previous quarter to (-) 4; the […]