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The Domestic Cleaning Alliance UK Trade Association

The UK domestic cleaning sector is a booming industry as more & more people choose to hire professional assistance when running their home – according to a survey by insurance provider esure, as many as 34% of households now employ someone to help with domestic chores.

However, the domestic cleaning industry is wholly unregulated and widely populated by people working illegally who offer their services cash-in-hand.

That’s where the Domestic Cleaning Alliance UK Trade Association (DCA) comes in; formed in March 2014, the DCA gained immediate popularity amongst cleaning businesses countrywide and works on behalf of the British Cleaning Council to represent the UK domestic cleaning industry.

We have hundreds of members across the UK, all who are running legal and insured cleaning businesses. If you or someone you know is the owner of a genuine cleaning business, you cannot afford to be without DCA membership.

As more and more honest, legal, and insured cleaning businesses are emerging, the DCA is here to recognise this. We support the legitimate cleaning business owners in their quest to run their service to the best of their ability.

Managing a cleaning service can be a dark and lonely experience, and often it feels like there’s nowhere to turn for help, or that no one understands your situation. Chances are, you’ll have plenty of work, but managing staff and meeting customer expectations is an up-hill struggle. By joining the DCA, you’ll access a national network of other cleaning business owners like you.

There are three levels of membership to choose from to suit the needs and budget of every cleaning business:

Level 1 Associate Member

  • Business name listed on public area of DCA website
  • Use of DCA logo
  • Read members forums
  • Access to DCA documents
  • Access to DCA preferred suppliers list & receive discounts on a wide range of purchases for both personal and business use
  • Option to attend DCA Members Meetings
  • Option to purchase certificate of DCA membership
  • Join at this level for £5 per month

Level 2 Full Member

All the benefits of Level 1 membership plus:

  • Read, reply & post in members forums
  • Certificate of DCA membership included
  • Option to advertise recruitment opportunities on public area of DCA website
  • Join at this level for £10 per month

Level 3 Advanced Full Member

All the benefits of Level 1 & 2 membership plus:

  • Help with letter-writing
  • Help with writing website content
  • Help with customer complaint resolution
  • Full business profile included on public area of DCA website
  • Option for customer testimonials to be independently batch-verified by DCA
  • Join at this level for £15 per month


No matter how long you’ve been in business or how many staff or clients you have, if you are the owner of a legal & insured UK business which carries out cleaning as part or all of the services you offer, you can apply for membership.

As a member of the DCA, you will be part of the only UK trade association for the domestic cleaning industry, and your business name will be listed on our website so that your customers can see that yours is a legitimate, tax-paying, insured business.

In addition to the wide range of discounts and services on offer, you’ll find endless help and support with all issues relating to running a domestic cleaning business, and all from just £5 per month. As a member of the DCA there is no contract in place to tie you into membership. You are free to upgrade, downgrade, or cancel your membership at any time.

To apply for membership, simply visit our website at and click on the “Join Us” tab where you can read all about our services and fill out an online application form.

Readers of Luxury Hospitality will be entitled to their first three months membership free of charge (worth up to £45) by inputting the code LH19 into the application form. Full details of membership (including our privacy polices) are available to read on our website.