All Car wash & Valeting articles – Page 4

  • CWA welcomes launch of Responsible Car Wash Scheme
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    CWA welcomes launch of Responsible Car Wash Scheme

    2018-10-22T00:00:00Z

    The Car Wash Association (CWA) has welcomed the launch of the Responsible Car Wash Scheme, believing it should prove valuable for improving compliance in existing hand car washes. The scheme which was launched today (Monday 22 October 2018) at the House of Lords, has been developed by the the ...

  • Two hand car wash sites raided in slavery investigation
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    Two hand car wash sites raided in slavery investigation

    2018-10-12T00:00:00Z

    A 24-year-old Romanian man has been arrested by the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) following an operation at two hand car washes in the Barnsley area. The GLAA supported by partner agencies carried out simultaneous raids at the car washes on the morning of Thursday 4 October. The suspect, ...

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    Alexander Russell: consultant, Car Wash Association (CWA)

    2018-09-17T00:00:00Z

    The Car Wash Association has been lobbying the government directly and through media campaigns during the summer months on the subject of non-compliant hand car washes (HCWs). The aim is to motivate the government and its various stakeholder agencies to inform, encourage and where necessary, oblige illegal HCWs to comply ...

  • Istobal presents new car wash at Automechanika 2018 exhibition
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    Istobal presents new car wash at Automechanika 2018 exhibition

    2018-07-13T00:00:00Z

    Istobal, the Spanish car wash and car care solutions provider, will present its new Istobal T’WASH30 tunnel at the Automechanika 2018 exhibition. Held on September 10-15 in Frankfurt, the exhibition will also see Istobal’s launch of new technologies developed to boost equipment productivity and improve quality, comfort and user ...

  • Hand car wash inquiry hears evidence from GLAA
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    Hand car wash inquiry hears evidence from GLAA

    2018-07-11T00:00:00Z

    The Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) has given evidence to MPs investigating the hand car wash (HCW) sector. Members of the Environmental Audit Committee met in Parliament on Tuesday 10 July to hear a second round of evidence. PRA chairman Brian Madderson was among witnesses at the first session ...

  • Slavery squad carries out raid on Manchester car wash
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    Slavery squad carries out raid on Manchester car wash

    2018-06-29T00:00:00Z

    Officers from the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) have joined Greater Manchester Police in targeting a car wash in the south of the city suspected of exploiting workers. Eight workers were interviewed by the GLAA at the car wash on Monday 25 June, with referrals being submitted to the ...

  • MPs hear PRA evidence on hand car wash crimes
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    MPs hear PRA evidence on hand car wash crimes

    2018-06-27T00:00:00Z

    Many unregulated hand car washes (HCWs) are involved in tax evasion, polluting the environment and crime, PRA chairman Brian Madderson has told a committee of MPs. Giving evidence to the Environmental Audit Committee inquiry into HCWs, Madderson said: “It is extraordinary that we are virtually the only EU country ...

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    Churches launch Safe Car Wash app to combat slavery

    2018-06-07T00:00:00Z

    The Car Wash Association (CWA) has welcomed a church initiative, the Safe Car Wash app, that was launched last week, but has said the government needs to do far more to combat modern slavery. The Safe Car Wash app was launched by the Church of Englandand the Catholic Church in ...

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    Alexander Russell: consultant, Car Wash Association (CWA)

    2018-06-07T00:00:00Z

    The Car Wash Association, in conjunction with the Petrol Retailers Association, is continuing to work towards achieving a much greater level of compliance among unregulated hand car washes (HCWs) with employment law, fiscal law, Health Safety regulations and, most recently, in dealing with the environmental hazards of trade ...

  • Car Wash Association calls for action against car wash slavery
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    Car Wash Association calls for action against car wash slavery

    2018-06-06T00:00:00Z

    The Car Wash Association (CWA) has welcomed a church anti-slavery initiative, the Safe Car Wash App, that was launched this week, but has said the government needs to do far more to tackle the issue. Brian Madderson, chairman of the Car Wash Association, commented: “For too long, government agencies have ...

  • Car wash raid uncovers minimum wage breaches
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    Car wash raid uncovers minimum wage breaches

    2018-05-25T00:00:00Z

    A car wash in Southport has been raided by the authorities after it was suspected of carrying out human trafficking offences. Merseyside Police officers, along with partners from Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC), Health and Safety, Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) and Operation Sanctuary joined forces in ...

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    UK Hand Car Wash Market - Key Fact

    2018-05-23T00:00:00Z

    Size 10,000 hand car washes (7,000 mechanical washes), around 60% of total 110 million washes per year (45 million mechanical washes), 70% of total 80% share of total car wash income (including valeting) £200m potential annual loss to HMRC in unpaid taxes Trade Effluent Over ...

  • ACS submits evidence to hand car wash inquiry
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    ACS submits evidence to hand car wash inquiry

    2018-05-23T00:00:00Z

    The Association of Convenience Stores (AC) has submitted evidence to an inquiry launched by the Environmental Audit Committee into the regulation of hand car washes, calling for better enforcement of existing regulations and the consideration of a licensing scheme. In the submission, ACS encourages the Environmental Audit Committee to consider ...

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    Car wash access control system is winner for Touts

    2018-05-23T00:00:00Z

    Installing the latest car wash access control system from PSD Codax has paid dividends for former Forecourt Trader of the Year, Touts Ltd, according to the company’s operations manager Darren Hamilton. He revealed that following a significant upgrade to the washing equipment at its Nailsea site last year which ...

  • Proposal that car washes should be licensed by GLAA
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    Proposal that car washes should be licensed by GLAA

    2018-05-11T00:00:00Z

    Proposals that car washes should be licensed by the Gangmasters Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) have been welcomed by the PRA. The proposal came from the director of Labour Market Enforcement, Sir David Metcalf in his Strategy for 2018/19. The strategy sets out 37 recommendations to help stop the ...

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    Christ exhibits its latest top of the range rollover car wash

    2018-05-11T00:00:00Z

    Car wash specialist Christ will be exhibiting its latest top of the range rollover wash unit, the Aquatus Prime, at the UNITI Expo show in Stuttgart this week. The machine offers a range of options from conventional brush washing to touchless cleaning cycles, and new scanning technology, Scan-X, detects the ...

  • Car wash owner sentenced for tobacco tax fraud
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    Car wash owner sentenced for tobacco tax fraud

    2018-05-09T00:00:00Z

    A car wash owner who failed to pay £100,000 duty on more than 400,000 cigarettes has been sentenced at Liverpool Crown Court. Pshtewan Sharef Ibrahim, 42, from Warrington, kept the illicit cigarettes at self-storage units in his hometown. The cigarettes were sniffed out by specially trained detector dogs during a ...

  • PRA welcomes investigation into hand car wash services
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    PRA welcomes investigation into hand car wash services

    2018-04-25T00:00:00Z

    The PRA has welcomed news that MPs are to investigate the growth of hand car-wash services in the UK, following concerns they are damaging the environment and exploiting workers. The Environmental Audit Select Committee has launched an inquiry seeking written evidence ahead of a one-off evidence session examining hand car ...

  • MPs launch inquiry into hand car washing - deadline May 18
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    MPs launch inquiry into hand car washing - deadline May 18

    2018-04-24T00:00:00Z

    An inquiry into hand car washes has been launched by the Environmental Audit Committee to examine how hand car washes are regulated and what steps the Government might take to ensure hand car washes are operated sustainably. The inquiry will seek to establish how many hand car washes are ...

  • Big spend on car wash technology boosts sales for Touts
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    Big spend on car wash technology boosts sales for Touts

    2018-04-23T00:00:00Z

    Installing the latest car wash access control system from PSD Codax has paid dividends for former Forecourt Trader of the Year, Touts Ltd, according to the company’s operations manager Darren Hamilton. He revealed that following a significant upgrade to the washing equipment at its Nailsea site last year – ...