The UK cleaning industry is enormous and makes an important contribution to the UK economy. This article takes an in-depth look into the sector.
In the first part of this article we provide an overview of the size and structure of the overall UK cleaning industry. In the second section, we outline the growth in the sector and analyse growth drivers. Finally, we do a deep dive on the cleaning activities sub-sector which includes domestic cleaning.
Most of the data in this article is from 2019. The Covid-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on the UK economy as a whole, including the cleaning sector. In a separate article, we explore structural trends in the sector and the likely impact of Covid-19.
(A) Overview of the UK cleaning industry
Size and importance of the UK cleaning industry
According to recent data from the BCC (British Cleaning Council), the cleaning industry contributes £54.5 billion to the UK economy every year. For comparison,...