MPs re-launch cross-party group on Beauty, Aesthetics and Wellbeing

A cross-party group of MPs have re-launched the Beauty, Aesthetics and Wellbeing All-Party Parliamentary Group (BAW APPG) to celebrate the beauty and aesthetics industry and explore the challenges it faces.

Co-chaired by Carolyn Harris MP and Judith Cummins MP, the Group will be undertaking a parliamentary inquiry into non-surgical cosmetic procedures and how to raise standards for training, qualifications, premises and hygiene to ensure all practitioners meet best practice requirements. They will hear from stakeholders across the sector and will present recommendations to Government for how standards must be improved to support the beauty and aesthetics industry and protect the public.

Alongside this, the APPG will host a panel series on ‘The Power of Beauty’ to explore topics such as industry sustainability, diversity and mental health, and continue to promote the vital work of Beauty Banks which aim to eliminate hygiene poverty in the UK.

Carolyn Harris and Judith Cummins MP, Co-Chairs of the BAW APPG said:

“We are delighted to be continuing our work to promote the UK’s beauty and aesthetics industry. The industry not only makes a vital contribution to our economy by employing more than 1 million people and keeping the high streets alive, but also supports the wellbeing of people up and down the country.

We look forward to hearing of the beauty sector’s successes while exploring the challenges they face.  We also believe it is important to address the lack of consistent and high quality standards to protect customers and ensure the industry continues to thrive.”


Further information on the All-Party Group can be found at www.baw-appg.com

Notes to Editors

The Beauty, Aesthetics and Wellbeing All Party Parliamentary Group has been created to provide a forum for parliamentary discussions on the issues around beauty. To support the beauty industry, celebrate its economic contribution and discuss the challenges impacting the industry, particularly the need for more stringent regulations around cosmetic procedures. Officers of the group include:

  • Carolyn Harris MP  – Co Chair
  • Judith Cummins MP  – Co Chair 
  • Alberto Costa MP  – Vice-Chair
  • Jessica Morden MP – Vice-Chair
  • Jackie Doyle- Price MP – Vice-Chair
  • Peter Dowd MP – Treasurer
  • Nick Smith MP – Secretary
  • Honorary Member – Jenny Chapman (Former MP for Darlington)

About Beauty Banks

Established in February 2018 by Jo Jones (PR) and Sali Hughes (journalist) a non-profit whose aim is to tackle hygiene poverty in the UK. We are driven by the belief that being clean is a basic human right, not a privilege, and that our dignity, self-respect and mental health depends on it.

Beauty Banks works by galvanising the beauty industry and individuals to support those living in poverty by supplying them with personal care and hygiene essentials. We source donations of product, re-package them and distribute them to registered charities including foodbanks, shelters and refuges across the country.

  • For more information, please contact Carolyn Harris MP, the Chair of the Beauty, Aesthetics and Wellbeing All Party Parliamentary Group or the secretariat for the Group:  Victoria.McNish@interelgroup.com