We Believe a Fair Day’s Work Deserves a Fair Day’s Pay.

The Clean Space is a Recognised Living Wage Service Provider.

Simply put, the minimum wage simply does not pay enough for many households, to live on, especially families. It is our responsibility to look after the welfare of all our staff and Living Wage makes a huge difference to the people working in our sector.

As a Recognised Living Wage Service Provider, we champion paying our people Living Wage. We are proud to hold this recognition, particularly because the cleaning sector is notorious for low pay and poor working conditions.

Fair pay has benefits for employer and employee alike. By reducing absenteeism, making it easier to recruit both new staff and new clients, and through improved performance and motivation of your existing teams – paying the Living Wage can actually be more cost-effective than you may think.

Accredited Living Wage Recognised Service Provider

What is the Living Wage?

Announced in November each year, the real Living Wage is an independently calculated hourly rate of pay that is based on what it costs to live in London and the UK; taking into account the cost of housing, food, travel and other essentials. At the heart of the Living Wage movement is a simple idea – that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay.

‘National Living Wage’ is not based on the real cost of living. That is why thousands of UK employers voluntarily commit to going a step further and paying all their staff and contractors – the real Living Wage.

Hear first hand what being paid the Living Wage means to our people...

“We acknowledge the cost of living for our employees doesn’t wait for a new tax year before it goes up. Therefore, we don’t wait to pay new rates for real living wage to our team.

They earn the higher rate sooner – ideally before the busy Christmas period when low wage earners are typically at their most stretched. They deserve it, and financial worry is a distraction. By removing that distraction, we can help our cleaner focus on delivering the best service for our customers.”

Charlie Mowat CEO & Founder, The Clean Space

Not just good for people but good for business too...

Paying the Living Wage offers our customers several benefits and 93% of Living Wage companies agree:


Being paid the Real Living Wage makes a lot of a difference to me. It helps me budget, especially important when you have a family to support. Being paid the Real Living Wage makes me more confident and it is easier to focus on work knowing I am welcome and valued.

Marilyn Gonzales Cleaning Executive, The Clean Space

The Living Wage Foundation Leadership Group

Our Founder and CEO, Charlie Mowat, sits on the Living Wage Recognised Service Provider Leadership Group (RSPLG). His dedication to helping more employees receive the real living wage is at the heart of The Clean Space and its approach and has been since day one.

The purpose of the group is to guide and support the development of the Living Wage Recognition Programme for Service Providers, across the UK and aims to increase those numbers and ultimately establish the Real Living Wage as the norm for all service companies and their customers.

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