CSSA NEWS

The CSSA is active in promoting our members' interests to the media and the wider world. Please find below our press releases.

OUR RECENT NEWS

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    CSSA – Helpline – Why change to Drury PSM Business Assistance Helpline?

    As from 1st February 2012, I am delighted to confirm that the Drury PSM Business Assistance Helpline service will be available to all CSSA members FREE OF CHARGE.

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    CSSA welcomes new online visa check tool

    The Cleaning and Support Services Association has welcomed the announcement of the implementation of a visa check system that will allow employers to verify migrants’ visa status online.

  • Service Sector Cost Index

    Today the CSSA publishes its latest Service Sector Cost Index. The index, which is produced using Government data, shows that the costs of employing a person at the National Minimum Wage have again increased, by 2.65% since the previous index was published. The total cost of employment at the National Minimum Wage is now £270.51 per week. Speaking after publication, CSSA Chief Executive Andrew Large said “The CSSA index again shows that despite the increases in the National Insurance thresholds, the costs of employing staff in the UK continue to rise. Since the launch of the index in 2003, the cost of employment has increased by 36%”. Notes for Editors Established in 1967, the Cleaning and Support Services Association is the UK trade association for private sector employers in the contract cleaning sector. CSSA members are among the leading providers of out-sourced cleaning services to both commercial and public sector clients. CSSA members employ in excess of 250,000 people. The CSSA launched its service sector cost index in March 2003 to use data from Government sources to calculate the costs of employing an individual on a basic working week. The index provides the contractor with live data that demonstrates how and where costs have risen outside their control. This enables them better to defend their position with their clients. If you would like to know more about the benefits that the association can bring to your business or are interested in becoming a member of the CSSA, please contact Andrew Large on 020 7920 9632 or email [email protected] Alternatively, further information can be found on the website at cleaningindustry.org

  • Successful Networking Event with Corbett Keeling

    On 10th November 2011, the CSSA played host to corporate finance house Corbett Keeling, who briefed members on the corporate finance environment for the cleaning industry, especially with regard to raising funds for acquisitions.

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    LPC Press Release

    CSSA publishes evidence to the Low Pay Commission.

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    Briefing on the HMRC Crackdown on Labour Providers that fail to pay tax

    On 19th April 2011 HMRC announced a crackdown on labour providers who fail to pay their taxes. An extra 100 officers are being deployed to tackle fraud within the industry. Those found guilty of tax evasion could face jail.

  • Service Sector Cost Index

    Today the CSSA publishes its latest Service Sector Costs Index. The index, which is produced using Government data, shows that the costs of employing a person at the National Minimum Wage have again increased, by 1.47% since the previous index was published. The total cost of employment at the National Minimum Wage is now £263.53 per week.

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    Arm yourself with cleaning in the battle against infection

    Cleaning in healthcare premises plays a vital role in the prevention of healthcare associated infections, writes Andrew Large Chief Executive of the Cleaning and Support Services Association

  • CSSA congratulates Enhance Office Cleaning

    The Cleaning and Support Services Association has welcome the news that long standing member Enhance Office Cleaning Ltd has guaranteed all its staff at least the London Living Wage.

  • CSSA Reacts to WHO Report on Superbugs

    The Cleaning and Support Services Association (CSSA) has reacted to a World Health Organization (WHO) report that the emergence of new strains of superbugs has reached unprecedented levels by emphasising that hospitals can take a range of practical steps to manage the risk.