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BASW calls on the Prime Minister to provide essential PPE and guidance for social workers and include as priority group for testing

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BASW Chair and CEO issue letter to Prime Minister to support social workers

Social workers are on the front line of efforts to minimise the impact of Covid-19 across the four countries of the UK and undertake a range of statutory duties, including protecting vulnerable children and adults, supporting disabled adults and

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Chronic underinvestment in UK infrastructure claims MCA

UK infrastructure is a paradox. We have world-renowned capabilities in architecture, engineering and construction. Yet, with some exceptions, like the Olympics and Crossrail, our record at creating business, service and communications infrastructure is a best indifferent. There is chronic underinvestment. We need to spend around £500bn to bring the UK’s transport, energy and telecoms networks

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True Grit

With the annual 1st April increase in Landfill Tax, and publication of guidance by the Environment Agency, there has never been a better time to investigate road sweeper and gully waste reprocessing systems says George Anderson, Director of the Siltbuster Group.

Since it was brought into existence in 1996, “with the intention of driving councils

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Sustainability for the Rest of Us

Sustainability is a part of our working life. In our organisations, there are specialists who deal with legislation, sustainable purchasing, building management and also make the sustainability posters we see at work. As for the rest of us? Well, we tend to get told what to do by these specialists.

Being told what to do

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Fibrelite Chosen for New State of the Art City Centre Retail Centre

Fibrelite, the world’s largest manufacturer of lightweight composite access covers has supplied 190 trench covers (FM45) to be installed at a state of the art Shopping Centre; chosen for their health and safety benefits. This contemporary retail development once finished will have a floor space of 1million sq ft and a forecasted footfall of 23 million visitors in its first year.

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Fibrelite are now RIBA CPD Providers Network Accredited

Fibrelite, who specialise in the design and manufacture of composite watertight underground containment systems including fully watertight access covers is delighted to announce the following RIBA CPD Providers Network material is now available to book as a CPD seminar:

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SOLARTECH INSTALLS SOLAR PANELS FOR SHROPSHIRE COUNCIL

Work is well underway to increase the generation of renewable energy in Shropshire with a recent project to supply photovoltaic (PV) systems for schools across the county.

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Climate activist believes that the world should prepare for ''polar cities

A climate-change activist has warned that the world should prepare for life after global warming.

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Battery storage system for solar energy

Organisations can now use their generated solar energy even when the sun isn’t shining, with the launch of TRI-CELL, a highly-efficient storage system for solar power from TRITEC.

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Webasto Heats Boss Cabin's Big Space

World-leading manufacturer of automotive, CV and marine heating, cooling and ventilation systems specialist Webasto has been selected by Boss Cabins to provide diesel powered interior heating for their new -Big Space- towable welfare cabin.

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PASSIVENT HELPS COLLEGES BENEFIT FROM NEW RAFT OF FUNDING

Schools can cut their energy bills and improve the learning environment by utilising Passivent’s rsnge of natural solutions for building services.

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AMENITIES SECTOR TO BENEFIT FROM NATURAL AND SAFE WEEDING TECHNOLOGY

Controlling weeds is a perennial problem for council, amenity, landscape and groundcare teams that is not only costly and time-consuming but potentially harmful to people, animals and the environment due the use of chemical-based herbicides.

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Civic solar installations: embracing the long view

A year ago, large numbers of public sector organisations were taking advantage of government Feed-In Tariffs (FITs) to install solar panels on the roofs of civic buildings. Now, with FITs rates cut in half, the public mood couldn’t be more different. The court battle between the government and the solar industry over FITs rates muddied the waters. And unscrupulous ‘sharks’ in the marketplace, misrepresenting the facts about solar ROI, have made organisations understandably nervous about going forward with planned installations.

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TOTAL APPROACH HELPS EASE COMPLIANCE WITH NEW EQUALITY LAW

Compliance with indirect disability discrimination under the new Equality Act is being simplified through an innovative solution from Total Hygiene.

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