Support for Hair and Beauty Industry
One of the areas facing real difficulty at present is the Hair and Beauty sector. We are blessed in East Renfrewshire with a number of excellent local hair and beauty businesses which are much missed just now, and we look forward to the day it is safe for them to recommence their business.
I am aware that there is a call from the industry for a reduction in VAT for 5% for hair and beauty businesses, and I am fully supportive of that. I know that as well as being employers, our hair and beauty salons draw people into our town centres, and fulfil an important social and wellbeing need in addition to their core roles.
As well as having a useful discussion with the Chair of the APPG Hairdressing, my colleague John McNally MP, I have also co-signed this joint letter to the Chancellor, asking that he support this VAT reduction. Thanks to my colleague Alyn Smith MP who put the letter together. I sincerely hope that the Chancellor heeds these calls, and supports these important local businesses.