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Charities ranging from a puppy training centre to a library hit by extreme weather

Storms Ciara and Dennis have left a trail of damage to charity properties across the UK. As charities start to assess the impacts of the extreme weather on their buildings and properties and on their ability to deliver services to stakeholders, this article provides a snapshot of some of the…

Health chiefs in Teesside say their older hospital buildings are vulnerable to extreme weather impacts

Storm Ciara caused an estimated £20,000 worth of damage to the University Hospital of North Tees in Stockton and the University Hospital of Hartlepool when it hit the UK on February 10, 2020.

Now …

Nearly 3m workers to get pay increases

The government has announced a 6.2% rise in the National Living Wage from April 2020, representing an increase of four times the rate of inflation. 

The National Living Wage is an obligatory minimum wage paid to workers in the UK aged 25 and above.  

From April, a full-time worker…

Closure will enable roof repairs and strategy rethink

The Royal Cornwall Museum in Turo is to close for eight months from 12 January.  

During the closure, the museum will undertake urgent roof repairs costing some £100,000, as well as wider modernisation work. The museum says its ageing…

Energy regulator opens consultation on new checks to protect business and domestic customers

The energy regulator Ofgem says energy suppliers could be forced to submit to financial audits under new proposals designed to better regulate the energy market. 

Ofgem has opened a consultation on new regulations for energy suppliers. The proposals…

The spectacular fall of WeWork poses questions about the future of the London office market - and property plans for charities. 

WeWork opened its first co-working spaces in London five years ago. It offered a fashionably-bare, open-plan spaces with flexible conferencing facilities, super-fast internet, free coffee and even bars. The model worked: by last month WeWork had opened nearly 50 co-working spaces across London.…

The consumer organisation Which? Says many energy companies “risk misleading their customers” about renewable electricity.

Energy suppliers are increasingly offering to supply 'green' energy - but an investigation by Which? has found some companies are advertising 100 per cent renewable energy while not generating or buying any renewable energy from suppliers.

Instead, they are just buying certificates that…

The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors will target three key issues in discussions with government policymakers during 2019/20.

The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has announced that it will prioritise housing supply, the future of the high street and climate change in its discussions with national and regional governments.

On housing supply, the RICS says…