Hand car washes


Terms of reference


1 Introduction

Growth of hand car washes in the UK

Unregulated businesses

Planning permission

Hand car washes across Europe

2 Environmental pollution

Sustainable water quality

Impact on water quality

Disposing of wash water correctly

Water regulations

Incorrect drainage

Environment Agency approach

Guidance withdrawn

3 Labour exploitation

Sustainable Employment

Extent of labour exploitation

Labour Market Enforcement

National minimum wage

Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority

Car wash allegations recorded by the GLAA - 12 months to 1 May

Combatting modern slavery

Health and Safety

Strengthening enforcement & ensuring compliance

Proposed Licensing system for hand car washes

Conclusions and recommendations

Appendix: Breakdown of car wash pollution incidents in England, 2013–

Formal minutes


Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

Published: 15 November 2018