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British Cleaning Council asks to meet minister to discuss key industry issues

Following discussions with the Government about the official, national guidance it issued this month to businesses about how to ensure workplaces are safe from Coronavirus, the British Cleaning Council (BCC) has written to the Minister for Small Business, Consumers and ...

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BCC calls for all cleaners to be included in priority list for Coronavirus testing

The British Cleaning Council (BCC) is calling for all cleaners to be to be included in the expanded first wave of testing for Coronavirus for ‘essential workers’ announced last week. Last Thursday, the Government launched an online testing scheme which ...

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Lives of cleaners ‘put at risk’ due to lack of Coronavirus testing, says BCC

The lives of cleaners working on the frontline in the fight against Coronavirus are potentially being put at risk because they are not automatically entitled to testing, according to the industry body for the sector. The British Cleaning Council (BCC) ...

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Employers in critical industries urged to issue letters to cleaners as proof of critical and Key Worker status

Employers of cleaning staff operating in critical industries have been urged to provide them with written proof that they should be treated as critical and Key Workers. The British Cleaning Council (BCC) made the call to help remove confusion over ...

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Parliament praises ‘extraordinary’ role of cleaners

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn have paid tribute in Parliament to the ‘extraordinary’ role of cleaners during the Coronavirus crisis. The British Cleaning Council (BCC) has welcomed the supportive comments and is repeating its call for cleaners to be recognised ...

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BCC report reveals UK cleaning industry totals 5% of the national workforce

New research by the British Cleaning Council (BCC) has revealed that there are approximately 1.63 million workers in the sector, making up around five per cent of the UK workforce. This total, calculated for the first time by including cleaning ...

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BCC warns of ‘severe shortage of staff’ in London cleaning and tourism industries

The British Cleaning Council (BCC) has warned that new immigration rules proposed by the Government for next year will cause ‘a severe shortage of staff’ in the cleaning and tourism industries in and around London. It is highlighting figures from ...

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BCC collaborates with HSE on workplace injuries

The British Cleaning Council (BCC) is calling for its members to share information on musculoskeletal disorders and injuries suffered by cleaning sector colleagues in the workplace. The BCC is working with the Health and Safety Executive Cleaning Industry Liaison Forum ...

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BCC welcomes the Environmental Services Association

The Environmental Services Association (ESA), the trade body representing the UK’s resource and waste management industry has joined the British Cleaning Council (BCC). The ESA has around 100 members, two-thirds of whom deliver recycling and waste services, and is working ...

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BCC to help shape future labour market enforcement strategy

The British Cleaning Council (BCC) is to be consulted on national strategy for labour market enforcement for 2020/21. Matthew Taylor, who was responsible for the independent Taylor Review of modern working practices, was appointed Interim Director of Labour Market Enforcement ...

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