Industry Facts and Research
Some facts about the commercial laundry industry:
- The UK laundry sector, including dry cleaning and other cleaning services, is worth around £1 billion a year
- Between 2011 and 2016, the market grew by 0.7% annually
- The sector employs 31,700 people across 3,700 businesses
- Commercial laundries are used by many markets, including hotels and restaurants, hospitals and care homes, gyms and fitness clubs, cruise ships, student accommodation and any company requiring specialised employee clothing or workwear
Climate Change Agreement (CCA)
TSA has secured a significant tax break for energy-efficient laundries. Under the Climate Change Agreement, commercial laundries and textile rental companies that meet specified energy reduction targets receive a 90% rebate on the Climate Change Levy on electricity and a 65% rebate on the Climate Change Levy on gas.
The CCA has encouraged the industry to improve its energy efficiency and become even greener than it was before.
Standards and Regulations
The following standards apply to commercial laundries:
The following standards apply to commercial workwear laundries:
Laundry Cost Index
The TSA publishes the Laundry Cost Index twice a year, which highlights rises or falls in laundry companies’ costs. Principal costs tracked include labour, textiles, energy, diesel and other transport.