Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The industry has been performing well over the past five years. Although the structure of the industry has been changing as the services provided through councils have declined, private firms have still managed to attract sufficient business to expand. Only a decade ago, many local authorities had in-house pest control teams and provided free or subsidised services. However, government-spending cuts have slashed the funding that underpinned this, leading many councils to reduce their services. The majority of local authorities now use private firms to fulfil their public health obligations.
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Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter
The Pest Control industry has performed well over the past five years through 2016-17. Many councils have outsourced their pest control operations to private companies and stopped providing free or subsidised services, with strong demand for private companies meaning industry revenue is expected to increase at a compound annual rate of 4.1% over the five years through 2016-17. Although many downstream businesses tightly controlled spending following the prolonged economic downturn, the fact that food-related businesses are required by law to maintain certain hygiene standards helped to support demand for services from pest control firms. In addition, the increase in the number of food-related businesses operating in the United Kingdom increased the need for pest control services.
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