what is the going rate for a cleaner?

(79 Posts)
keresley Tue 10-Aug-10 17:59:19

I need a cleaner to clean my house and do my ironing. I have no idea how much cleaners cost. Can you please enlighten me? Thanks

gingerkirsty Tue 10-Aug-10 18:06:48

I pay £11 an hr and she brings her own cleaning materials. Having done some research this is roughly the going rate in my area (Bristol). HTH

dairymoo Tue 10-Aug-10 18:08:48

I pay £10/hour in Surrey and provide all the cleaning materials.

Scooby91 Tue 10-Aug-10 21:48:52

Hiya, I'm a cleaner in Berkshire and charge £13 an hour with or without equipment

amothersplaceisinthewrong Tue 10-Aug-10 21:51:10

£11 an hour and I provide the stuff - Berkshire. Sounds like I might have got her cheap

crumpetsolo Wed 11-Aug-10 10:55:54

gingerkirsty Can you recommend your cleaner? I'm in Bristol and finding a good one is a bit of a mission.

Mooos Thu 12-Aug-10 15:08:09

Bloody hell £11 - £13 an hour! That's an awful lot of money which I assume the cleaners don't pay tax on !

nannyl Thu 12-Aug-10 19:33:22

i pay £10 / hour in west yorkshire.

she uses my hoover and product but brings (and takes away) her own clean cloths / dusters etc

IwishIwasmoreorganised Thu 12-Aug-10 19:44:30

£7.50 an hour here in South Wales.

She brings her own hoover but uses our cleaning solutions, cloths etc

Graciescotland Thu 12-Aug-10 19:47:19

We pay £7.50 an hour and a fiver contribution a fortnight to cleaning materials, she buys bath cleaner, glass cleaner etc.

We're in Edinburgh.

Wordsonascreen Thu 12-Aug-10 19:48:14

I pay 10 p/h (provide cleaning materials)

Moos my cleaner pays tax and is insured.

Are you trying to imply something?

PaulineCampbellJones Thu 12-Aug-10 19:50:25

I pay £12 an hour And cleaners bring everything but bleach. (Sunderland)

Mooos Fri 13-Aug-10 07:29:57

Wordsonascreen - yes I am implying (rather than trying) that there seem to be an awful lot of very expensive cleaners going about and I know for certain the majority don't pay tax. This means someone charging £13 an hour for cleaning woujld be on an hourly wage of approx £16 per hour (if she were paying tax). That's a very good wage and I don't think a cleaner (no matter how good) should be paid the same as a junior doctor.

Don't you think that's a bit high for a cleaner?

The only way that you can know if your cleaner is paying tax is if it's done through a company - most of the people posting here don't do that.

PaulineCampbellJones Fri 13-Aug-10 13:10:14

I do mine through a company and I'm pretty sure the cleaners don;t get anything like my hourly rate.

EliteCleaning Sun 05-Feb-12 16:42:40

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Fluffycloudland77 Sun 05-Feb-12 17:22:15

Dh's auntie never paid tax on her cleaning money, and used to moan she never got holiday pay!!

Because she never paid a full stamp she now gets pension credit, she is considerably (sp?) better off than mil and has 3 holidays abroad a year. If mil's correct she also gets free council tax and a higher cold weather payment.

Mil is very catsbum mouth about it all! smile

gardenpixies32 Sun 05-Feb-12 18:55:51

Gloucestershire - 12 per hour and I supply cleaning products. I use a company and I pressure the cleaner is on minimum wage per hour.

oksonowwhat Mon 06-Feb-12 22:22:53

I worked as a cleaner for many years. I also paid my tax myself every year.
There is really no reason to presume the worst! Some of us are honest.

Emsk1 Sun 15-Mar-15 13:17:44

I'm starting a cleaning business and iv found that £13 ph is an acceptable charge which gives me a fair income after Tax, NI and running costs. If it were any less than that in my particular area the business wouldn't thrive and wouldn't be worth doing. Anyone who wants to do things properly will have to factor those things in because if you don't charge enough it won't be sustainable and you'll end up forking out of your own pocket to keep it going or cutting legal corners which isn't good either. Tbh I'd rather pay more and know I have someone who I can trust in my home and I'm hoping other people feel the same way. Cambridgeshire

Caravanoflove Sun 15-Mar-15 13:21:28

I know lots of people who clean and I know with 100% certainty they are not paying tax!

Allofaflumble Sun 15-Mar-15 23:13:06

How unpleasant you sound Moos. Hope these cleaners don't know how you view them. You seem to assume and know a lot! Nasty and prejudiced.

KeepsTrying Mon 16-Mar-15 15:45:32

I pay £15.50/hr via a cleaning company - they bring their own supplies but I'm not convinced that part is really working (i.e. they don't have limescale remover and some cleaning fluids are too highly perfumed for me). The big advantage with the company is that two come at the same time but I'm finding the communication harder work so I can't see this arrangement lasting long term.
Previously I have paid £10/hr direct to the cleaner and supplied everything. I would be more than happy to pay more for a REALLY good self-employed cleaner, who could come at a convenient time, but I've yet to find one.
I think I am going to go back to doing all my own cleaning soon...less stressful!

Sychnant Tue 17-Mar-15 21:36:21

I'm a cleaner, I pay every bit of tax I owe. I used to be an accountant and couldn't bring myself to do otherwise. Moos, maybe you know a lot of dodgy people. Don't tar us all with the same brush smile

TiedUpWithString Wed 18-Mar-15 12:51:45

I have two cleaners because I live in 2 locations (I am not an MP). My cleaner up North charges £10 and hour and £5 for petrol. She supplies her own materials but recently started asking me to provide the wood floor cleaner. She has a Henry hoover which is shit, so once a month I give everything a good going over with my dyson. She's ok. Keeps the house ticking over. She doesn't take holiday and works silly hours all over the place and cleans for commerical companies as well as domestic. She calls herself a company and is so anal I would be gobsmacked if she did not pay taxes and NI.

Down south I use a cleaning company which is a loose term as its a small, very friendly outfit where the owner cleans with one or 2 others. They are really good and charge £10 an hour but as there are always 2 they charge one hour with 2 people so they actually work 30 mins iyswim.

I cannot get my head around how this works with regards to minimum wage. She pays her cleaners £6.50 an hour. If anyone can explain how this works I would be grateful as my tiny mind cannot compute it!

TiedUpWithString Wed 18-Mar-15 12:56:41

Or £6.70 an hour from today!

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