The Charities Facilities Management Group is running an survey for members to assess recycling and waste management policies and costs. We will discuss the survey results at a Charities FM Group meeting later in the year.
The Charity Commission this week launched a new website designed to help charities fight fraud. The website, www.charitiesagainstfraud.org.uk, offers guidance on how to spot the warning signs of fraud, how to reduce risk, how to report fraud when it takes place, as well as the latest news on fraud and anti-fraud measures.
Our March 2016 meeting looked at how to manage building maintenance. We had presentations from three speakers who discussed different aspects of maintenance for facilities managers.
The Charity Commission has warned charities about the risks of “mandate fraud” - when fraudsters impersonate a genuine supplier to gain money.
The Federation of Small Business has called for energy companies to provide better information for small businesses.
Last year the Government to forced the big utility companies to make their energy tariffs more transparent for householders. Now the Federation of Small Business (FSB) wants the same rules to apply to businesses.
Cancer Research UK has appointed Vinci Facilities to deliver hard FM services to the charity's real estate and residential properites nationwide. The programme includes a range of planned and reactive works, external building fabric repairs and installations. Work started on August 1st.
Charity Facilities Management members earlier this year discussed ideas to cut energy costs, from using brokers to buying energy direct. Local councils are increasingly using the power of collective bargaining to drive down their residents' energy bills. Is this a model that charities could use?
The Government has announced plans to introduce more competition in the water supply sector. This could be good news for charities hit by high bills.