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UK Hand Car Wash Market - Key Fact

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 99% of solids entering surface water drains (SWDs) and groundwater come from HCWs

Over 98% of car wash chemicals entering SWDs and groundwater come from HCWs

Trade Effluent Chemicals

>10,500 cubic metres per year

Untreated car wash chemicals are toxic and harmful to the environment

35% go to foul sewer

63% go to SWDs and groundwater, polluting the local water coursesTrade Effluent Water

>3,700,000 cubic metres per year

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Weekly retail fuel prices: 2 September 2019
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East132.3563.90140.80128.93
East Midlands132.1271.23141.73128.82
London131.70142.12129.26
North East130.66140.60128.17
North West131.39140.18128.47
Northern Ireland129.03134.10126.35
Scotland131.70139.60128.79
South East132.7358.90141.28129.68
South West131.9563.90140.12128.70
Wales130.9855.70137.19127.82
West Midlands131.6066.90140.32129.05
Yorkshire & Humber131.2384.90140.57128.52

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