This website uses cookies primarily for visitor analytics. Certain pages will ask you to fill in contact details to receive additional information. On these pages you have the option of having the site log your details for future visits. Indicating you want the site to remember your details will place a cookie on your device. To view our full cookie policy, please click here. You can also view it at any time by going to our Contact Us page.

i-Clean reports National Living Wage breaches

16 June 2016

Best practice benchmarking organisation i-Clean Systems Ltd, has reported finding that some cleaning operatives are still not being paid the mandatory National Living Wage, despite its introduction on 1st April this year.

Mike Boxall, Managing Director said: “Some cleaning contractors claim that this is simply down to a delay in updating their payroll systems and that all cleaners will receive the backdated pay they’re owed.

"Others have suggested that their clients have refused to fund this subsequent uplift in costs. Given our work with the Equality & Human Rights Commission following the publication of 'The Invisible Workforce' it's disappointing to see more cases of cleaners who are potentially being exploited by their employers.

"We are working hard to bring this to the attention of clients that may not be aware that their cleaner’s are being short changed, but this needs to be supported across the industry with increased awareness, commitment and action.

"The need for clients to identify not just those contractors that pay the statutory minimum, but those that go above and beyond to deliver a best in class service provision has never been greater.”

To date, i-Clean has independently benchmarked the service provision of over 230 separate providers across more than 5800 commercial buildings, including many of the UK’s most iconic structures.

As well as identifying the more unscrupulous providers, i-Clean’s unique position helps clients to shortlist providers that deliver to the highest standards of compliance across a wide range of sectors and locations.

Contact Details and Archive...

Print this page | E-mail this page


Article image Why the Law Says You Need a Nappy Bin Disposal Service

At home, parents are used to disposing of their babies’ used nappies the same way they do any other domestic waste - bagging it up and sticking it in the rubbish for general collection.Full Story...

Article image Jail sentence for company director for sale of illegal products

After ignoring action and instructions from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), a company director has been sentenced to 10 months in prison.Full Story...

Infrastructure woes lead to Amey being advertised for sale

Supply chain business owner speaks out on anniversary of Carillion collapse

Further expansion announced by IFMA