Understanding the Current Working Time Regulations: What It Means for Your Cleaning Business

The European Union is implementing new rules for Working Time Regulations. However, with Brexit, the UK are implementing their own legislations. What are the rules now, and how does it affect the cleaning business? In this article, we explain the current rules on WTR in the UK. We also have a look at the effects, with the pros and cons for your cleaning business. Moving Away from the European Union: Working Time Regulations in the UK The UK Government is planning to remove the EU Ruling, a ruling which states that employers must register their daily working hours each day, through an accurate and reliable system. The UK Government wants to give the companies an opportunity for less administrative work. The EU arguments that daily work hour registration, will help avoid uncompensated over-time and support a healthy work-life balance. Therefore, the UK and the EU see WTR differently, but what does it mean for your cleaning business? UK Current Working Time Regulations: What You and Your Cleaning Business Need to Know  The UK Government want companies to follow the existing Working Time Regulations, which means more liberal choices when it comes to time registration. However, there are still some registering […]

Keeping Up with Rising Costs: How to Present the Right Cleaning Price

Setting the right cleaning price for a client can be a daunting task. What if they choose a cheaper competitor, or I underbid myself? The reality is that inflation, a rise in wage, and unforeseen expenses may force you, at some point, to raise your service price. In this article, we guide you on how to have a successful conversation about price increases with your client, and how improvements in your cleaning business can be arguments for said price raise. Why Raising Rates are Critical for Your Business’ Survival: A Deep Dive into the UK Economic Landscape Many events have affected the UK economy during the past few years, with increases in various expenses. As a consequence, every cleaning business needs to reevaluate and set the right cleaning price to continue earning a sustainable profit. The Political Influence on the Cleaning Industry’s Economy An immediate reason for raising and setting the right cleaning service price now is the increase in the National Living Wage, effective April 2024. The UK Government has increased the national living wage by almost 10%, in pounds, from £10.42 to £11.44. Even if you paid your staff more than this, the general rise creates pressure to […]

The Key to Success in 2024: Latest Cleaning Industry Trends You Need to Know

As the year comes to a close and holiday celebrations are around the corner, we look back at the main challenges the cleaning industry faced in 2023 and will continue to face in 2024. However, this article shows you how new trends in the cleaning industry can be used to overcome the challenges and ensure the success of your company for years to come. Our goal is to help your business thrive. These trends in the cleaning industry include issues of labour shortage, rising inflation, and higher wages. We also talk about the demands for sustainability, green cleaning, higher efficiency, and the ongoing stigmatising of “unskilled” cleaning-staff and the occasional language barrier. Labour Shortage and Inflation in the Cleaning Industry There is a huge labour shortage in the UK. This is one of the main economic trends in the cleaning industry today. The Office for National Statistics’ reported a record high in job vacancies in 2022, with little to no improvement as of November 2023. This is no exception for the cleaning industry, and it only looks as if those numbers will remain high in the future. The other issue is the inflation. Prices on supplies are rising, and as […]

When and How to Embrace Cleaning Business Software: Weighing the Pros and Cons

Running a cleaning business means handling many tasks and facing challenges that affect your success. From client engagement to quality control, each facet plays a vital role in delivering exceptional service. However, these tasks can become increasingly intricate as your business grows. In this article, we explore how embracing cleaning business software can streamline your operations and pave the way for sustainable success. We’ll delve into the advantages and potential roadblocks of digital transformation, helping you make an informed choice for your cleaning company’s future. Operations and Challenges in Running a Cleaning Business Running a cleaning business involves a complex web of interconnected operations and challenges that impact its success. Let’s take a closer look: 1. Client Engagement and Cleaning Appointments Client engagement initiates with discussions about specific cleaning needs, including cleaning frequency, task details, and unique requests. Accurate communication here is critical to meet client expectations. 2. Scheduling and Planning After client agreements are made, scheduling appointments becomes a significant task. This entails aligning client preferences with staff availability, often involving a meticulous review of existing schedules and potential reshuffling to accommodate new appointments. This process grows in complexity as the business expands, potentially leading to overlapping bookings and […]

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