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A new All-Party Parliamentary Group for the cleaning and hygiene industry has been inaugurated

An All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for the cleaning and hygiene sector has been inaugurated today (Tuesday, 2 February). A total of 53 MPs and three Members of the House of Lords have joined the group, making it one of the bigger and most credible APPGs. Members of six parties are taking part – the Conservative, …

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Proposed APPG ‘should call for key worker status and vaccines for cleaning and hygiene personnel’

The proposed All Party Parliamentary Group for the cleaning and hygiene industry will have the status of the sector’s operatives as key and essential workers, and their priority for Covid-19 vaccination, as a priority. The British Cleaning Council (BCC), which is sponsoring the new APPG, says it will push for the recognition cleaning and hygiene …

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Proud to support the Living Wage – hard work deserves to be rewarded with a fair day’s pay

The British Cleaning Council (BCC) has renewed its commitment to being a Living Wage employer, encouraging member organisations to support the payment of the real Living Wage. This commitment should apply equally to directly employed staff and also to third party contracted staff. BCC Chairman Paul Thrupp said: “The BCC is proud to restate its …

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December BCC columns in the news

The British Cleaning Council and members write monthly columns for both Cleaning and Maintenance and Tomorrow’s Cleaning magazines. You can read the latest columns below. To read the columns as they originally appeared, please visit  https://cleaningmag.com/issues and https://www.tomorrowscleaning.com/back-issues-2020 The importance of the cleaning industry engaging with politicians By Chairman of the BCC, Paul Thrupp (This article was …

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New BPCA Codes of Best Practice on bed bugs, birds and reporting released

A brand new set of Codes of Best Practice are now available on the British Pest Control Association (BPCA) website, outlining the responsibilities and procedures that members are expected to adhere to. The BPCA’s technical team worked on the new documents in collaboration with the Servicing Committee, producing three new Codes of Best Practice on: …

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Enter the FWC’s biennial competition for window-cleaning companies and employees

The search has begun for the window cleaning company and employee of 2021. The Federation of Window Cleaners (FWC) is welcoming entries into its biennial industry competitions Window Cleaning Company of the Year and Window Cleaner Employee of the Year, 2021. Winning prizes are a framed certificate, engraved trophy and a £100 voucher with the …

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Registrations open for PestExtra: the pest management show

Discover the latest pest control science, technology and innovation at the UK’s online trade show and conference for pest management, PestExtra, which takes place in March next year. Organisers the British Pest Control Association (BPCA) has announced that registration has opened for the all-new digital event designed to connect everyone safely during the pandemic. It’s …

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APPG will give cleaning and hygiene industry a voice in Parliament

The British Cleaning Council (BCC) is sponsoring the creation of an All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) to represent the cleaning and hygiene sector in the Houses of Parliament. The aim is to give the industry a voice in Parliament, allow it to influence discussions, debate and pose questions and to influence ministers and the Government. The …

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