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The 10 most relevant highlights from the budget for the Grounds Maintenance, Horticulture & Landscaping industry

Now that the dust has settled, here is a brief overview of the recent budget delivered by Chancellor Phillip Hammond relevant to the industry. The off-payroll working rules (IR35 reform) which were implemented into the public sector in 2017 will be extended to the private sector and will apply to large and medium-sized businesses from April 2020. […]

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AI and automation in grounds maintenance

Sci-Fi writers have written many amazing and horrific stories about Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Automation. However, how much is fact and how much is fiction is the underlying question we all ask. AI and Automation is finding its way into everything and grounds maintenance is no exception. As technology, especially computer technology and systems advance, […]

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Are Apprentices in the Grounds Maintenance Industry the Answer to the Skills Shortage?

Are Apprentices in the Grounds Maintenance Industry the Answer to the Skills Shortage? There has been a long reported skills shortage in the grounds maintenance industry, with trained and skilled workers constantly being sought after. The uncertain future of migrant workers in terms of Brexit too, is once again raising the issue. So, are apprentices […]

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