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This page brings together the latest news stories and views on issues related to managing charity workplaces and buildings.

2018 Budget update: business rates relief and gift aid scheme rules

Several budget measures could benefit charities.

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A photo of two rows of solar panels installed on a flat roof.

London Community Energy Fund offers help with solar PV

London-based community groups can get grants of up to £15,000 to help design solar PV installations. The offer comes ahead of Feed-in Tariff deadline.

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Combustable material to be banned from the outside of buildings

Move comes in the wake of the Grenfell disaster.

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Energy, maintenance, cleaning costs rising

Prices for a range of facilities-related services have risen faster than inflation.

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Arthritis charities merge and adopt new identity

New brand brings together two long-standing voluntary sector organisations.

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Unite union calls for criminal investigation into Carillion collapse

Many schools and hospitals are facing heavy losses after the facilities management and construction services company goes into liquidation.

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BIFM name change to happen on 12 November

UK's leading professional FM body to rebrand in November 2018.

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New international coalition aims to set fire safety standards

Grenfell Fire prompts international consultation.

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