The benefits of a higher National Living Wage on the cleaning industry.

The minimum wage increased from £6.70 to £7.20 in Spring 2016 for workers aged 25 and over in the UK. It is expected quite soon that the government will be announcing another increase. Generally, this would have an impact on all sectors in the UK, however we question what consequences this will have on the cleaning industry in particular.

Although this is great news for employees – as one can agree that an increase in salary is indeed rewarding, we analyse the positive impact this increased salary cost will have on cleaning companies and their clients.

The advantages of a higher minimum wage

The major benefit of a higher minimum wage automatically means a happier workforce. Cleaning staff feel motivated being rewarded with a higher wage and in turn feel more loyal to their employer, further meaning that cleaners work harder, doing a better job.

Secondly, as a result of the higher minimum wage, quality cleaners apply for cleaning jobs as the hours are more suited around their personal and family lives making them feel more positive.

Lastly, technology enables cleaning companies to monitor the hours of their staff, so if there are underperforming staff, they are quickly moved on.

At OfficeCare, our highly trained staff provide a quality, dedicated cleaning service to meet our clients’ expectations. We have invested massively in technology to increase efficiency and consistently improve our standards, as well investing in Workforce Monitoring Systems to ensure our clients receive value for money.

With the minimum living wage set to rise, we can assure you at OfficeCare that this means our standards and productivity will be higher. We have over 25 years’ experience in commercial cleaning and cover the following areas in East Midlands and South Yorkshire; Derby, Office Cleaning Sheffield, Nottingham, Commercial Cleaning Rotherham, Office Cleaning Doncaster and Leicester.

For more information about OfficeCare Commercial Cleaning in East Midlands and South Yorkshire, call us on 01332332331 or email

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