Immigration - benefit or burden?

21st of December 2015
Immigration - benefit or burden?

Not so long ago, immigration was welcomed as a godsend to Europe’s burgeoning economies. Since the recession times have changed and jobs are in short supply, yet we are now being asked to soak up a mass migration of people on an scale not seen since the Second World War. Benefit or burden? Hartley Milner considers the likely economic impact

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Sustainability - what is the true meaning?

16th of December 2015
Sustainability - what is the true meaning?

How do companies and customers interpret the term ‘sustainability’ today? And how has its meaning changed over recent years? Ann Laffeaty asks manufacturers their views.

Sustainability is all about caring for the environment. It is also about corporate social responsibility. But then again it encompasses practices such as recycling,

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The hardest of hard floors

4th of December 2015
The hardest of hard floors

Trolley cases, unusual floor types, high heels, low budgets – these are just some of the issues that can add to the challenge of caring for hard floors. Ann Laffeaty asks manufacturers how hard it can be to clean and maintain a hard floor – and why.

Producing a smooth, shiny surface on a hard floor should be easy. There are any number

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Legionella - stay vigilant on water hygiene

30th of November 2015
Legionella - stay vigilant on water hygiene

L8 guidance now has less emphasis on precisely when you should carry out some of the procedures that help to control and prevent Legionella.  But does that mean we can relax or ease up on legionella prevention?  Not at all; we need to be more vigilant than ever, as Gary Nicholls, managing drector of Swiftclean Building Services, explains

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Healthcare - the sharp end of cleaning

27th of November 2015
Healthcare - the sharp end of cleaning

The concept of hygiene for health is never more relevant or more critical than in the healthcare sector itself. Hospitals are the most demanding of cleaning contracts, where the highest of hygiene standards must be consistently maintained.

How has this sector progressed in recent years, what lessons have been learned and what are the key

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Washroom dispensers - vital to hygiene

26th of November 2015
Washroom dispensers - vital to hygiene

Howard Sedgwick, managing director at Cannon Hygiene UK, explains why having the correct dispensers and service can encourage good hygiene, reduce the spread of germs in the workplace and ultimately keep people healthy at work.

The second biggest cause of absenteeism is common colds and sickness picked up by hand to surface transmission of germs.

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