The UK cleaning industry
Figures provided by the British Cleaning Council (“BCC”) show that the cleaning industry contributes over £24 billion to the UK economy. The BCC commissioned market research company, Firedog to compile a report on the industry.
Since the recession of 2010, turnover from the sector has increased by 21%, which is higher than the turnover for the whole economy, which has increased by 17%.
As well as making a significant contribution to the UK economy, the cleaning industry also employs over 700,000 people. Wage growth in the sector is higher than the national average, with a growth of 6.4% compared to a national average of 2.3%.
The report also shows that the number of foreign-born workers in the industry is higher than the national average at 23% compared to a UK average of 17%.
Contract cleaning size and growth
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