All Car wash & Valeting articles – Page 4

  • Car washes on supermarket sites to be inspected
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    Car washes on supermarket sites to be inspected

    2019-02-06T00:00:00Z

    Thirty hand car washes on supermarket sites in the Midlands will be inspected and audited this month to check that they are complying with regulations and looking after their workers. The spot checks are part of the Responsible Car Wash Scheme (RCWS), an industry-led pilot project tackling modern slavery and ...

  • Government rejects MPs call for licensing of hand car washes
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    Government rejects MPs call for licensing of hand car washes

    2019-02-06T00:00:00Z

    Calls by MPs for tough action against tax-dodging rogue hand car wash operators have been rejected by the Government. Last November Parliament’s Environmental Audit Committee delivered its findings after an inquiry into the hand car wash sector. It criticised the authorities for failing to enforce the law on combatting labour ...

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    Partnership aims to bring new technology to car wash sector

    2019-02-04T00:00:00Z

    Nayax and Beacon Mobile have announced a new strategic partnership that to provide an integrated sales and marketing solution to the car wash industry. In a business sector that is very fragmented when it comes to technology and has a large percentage of legacy payment systems, the partnership and combined ...

  • Analysis

    Alexander Russell: consultant, Car Wash Association

    2018-12-19T00:00:00Z

    The Parliamentary Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) has published its report on hand car washes (HCWs) in the UK following written submissions and hearings held in the summer from a number of stakeholder parties, including the Car Wash Association. What transpired from the committee’s investigations was that serious and highly ...

  • MPs call on government for strict regulation of hand car washes
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    MPs call on government for strict regulation of hand car washes

    2018-11-14T00:00:00Z

    Recommendations have been made to the government for strict regulation of the hand car wash sector following a parliamentary inquiry. The PRA and Car Wash Association (CWA) had lobbied strongly for the inquiry into the damage caused by the sector and welcomed its findings. CWA chairman Brian Madderson ...

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    Responsible Car Wash Scheme is welcomed

    2018-11-12T00:00:00Z

    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 on 22 October at the House of Lords, has been developed by the Downstream Fuel Association ...

  • Ten potential slavery victims rescued in car wash raid
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    Ten potential slavery victims rescued in car wash raid

    2018-11-09T00:00:00Z

    Ten potential slavery victims have been rescued in a raid on a car wash by Greater Manchester Police. Three men were arrested after officers swooped on the Drive and Shine car wash in Stockport Road, Levenshulme, as part an investigation carried out with police in the Czech Republic. ...

  • 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, ...

  • Analysis

    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 ...