As a business, you must have a method in place to deal with late payment. Without money, your business will collapse and so measures must be taken to recoup all outstanding balances within a suitable period of time.
Under the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998, the law aims to discourage late payment by allowing businesses to charge interest on overdue invoices.
Information was collected from 486 cleaners across London. Of these 486 only 40% would work for a cleaning agency and just over 2% will work for under £6.00 an hour. These two facts are probably the reason why there are so many discrepancies in the domestic cleaning industry. Job Satisfaction for cleaners are extremely low and unfortunately a large numbers of cleaners are continuously looking for a new job. Most cleaning agencies pay their cleaners atmost £6.00 an hour and job satisfaction is extremely poor.
There are a handful of legal requirements that you must fulfil before you can start your domestic cleaning business. With these in place, you can secure yourself against any potential litigation or legal actions.
Although a selected few are not mandatory they will help you to gain the trust of potential clients much faster and secure you and your business for the long term future.
Cleaning businesses do not require a licence to operate but they must comply with two pieces of legislation as follows:
1. The Employment Businesses Act 1973.
2. Conduct of Employment Businesses and Employment Business Regulation 2003.