Laundry Cost Index

June 25, 2016

TSA releases a bi-annual Laundry Cost Index that indicates the increases, or decreases, in a laundry’s cost basket. The cost basket is made up of labour, textiles, energy, diesel and other transport, and other costs based on RPI.

The index has historically been prepared on a bi-annual basis but due to the introduction of the National Living Wage in April and the National Minimum Wage announcements in October, the Association will be releasing the LCI on a quarterly basis from April. The index showed an increase of 3.43 per cent taking into account the NLW, while the four year trend shows an increase across the basket of items covered by the index of 15.86 per cent