All Parliamentary Party Group (APPG) for the UK Cleaning and Hygiene Industry


Published press releases

23 Jan 2024: Industry leader calls on Government to lead targeted hand hygiene campaign
3 Jan 2024: Industry leader calls Government response to life-saving campaign ‘disappointing’ and ‘complacent’
14 Dec, 2023: Launch date for Cleaning Hygiene Operative Apprenticeship confirmed as 1 January, 2024
11 Oct, 2023: Keir Starmer’s words about cleaning staff ‘need to be backed by action’
28 Sept, 2023: Industry leader writes to PM to call for cleaning and hygiene to be made a national priority
21 Sept, 2023: Sector employers urged to sign up to Cleaning Hygiene Operative Apprenticeship information sessions
31 Aug. 2023: BCC ‘thrilled’ to announce approval for the Cleaning Hygiene Operative Apprenticeship
14 Aug, 2024: BCC Chair appeals for more staff to back ‘common sense’ proposals to make cleaning and hygiene a national priority
20 June, 2023: Business leaders call for colleagues to support APPG campaign
22 May, 2023: New industry report calls for more support and recognition from Government for cleaning staff
12 April, 2023: Business leaders criticise Government for ‘arguably recklessly’ and ‘inexplicably’ ignoring vital report
30 March, 2023: BCC reiterates call for industry members to join lobbying campaign
6 Feb, 2023: Join letter writing campaign and sign petition to help make cleaning and hygiene a national priority
 24 Jan, 2023: Industry experts and senior stakeholders meet to discuss taking APPG report forward
1 Dec, 2022: APPG report on Covid-19 pandemic calls for the introduction of cleaning standards
27 Sept, 2022: New dates announced for postponed APPG inquiry
9 Sept, 2022: APPG inquiry postponed following the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
30 Aug, 2022: MPs to begin major inquiry into cleaning and hygiene during the Covid-19 pandemic
22 Feb, 2022: A heartfelt ‘thank you’ to the organisations which fed back on the Cleaning Hygiene Operative consultation
26 Jan, 2022: Cleaning and hygiene industry has its say on proposals for a Cleaning Hygiene Operative apprenticeship
Nov 29, 2021: BCC calls for industry APPG to urgently make progress on key issues

Nov 2, 2021: Cleaning and hygiene industry leaders delighted as apprenticeships bid clears first hurdle

May 17, 2021: All Party Parliamentary Group meeting hailed a ‘great success’

May 12, 2021: APPG Webinar Week – a series of free talks about the APPG for the UK Cleaning and Hygiene Industry

April 14, 2021:  MPs and Peers to be briefed by leading cleaning and hygiene figures

February 2, 2021: A new All-Party Parliamentary Group for the cleaning and hygiene industry has been inaugurated

January 25, 2021: Proposed APPG ‘should call for key worker status and vaccines for cleaning and hygiene personnel’

December 10, 2020: APPG will give cleaning and hygiene industry a voice in Parliament

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