MPs write to Government seeking clarification on ‘non-essential’ business closures

As non-essential businesses were instructed to close, the co-chairs of the Beauty, Aesthetic and Wellbeing All-Party Parliamentary Group (BAW APPG), Carolyn Harris MP and Judith Cummins MP, sought clarification from the Government about the closure of salons and barbershops.

As the Government announced on 20th March that non-essential businesses such as restaurants, pubs and leisure centres must close, there was no specific reference on the Government guidance regarding the closure of hair salons, barbershops and beauty salons.

The Group highlighted immediately that the continual operation of these businesses would be in direct contradiction to the Government’s advice. As a result, the Group requested that hair salons, barbershops and beauty salons are immediately added to the list of businesses which must close.

The Group welcomes the Small Business Minister Paul Scully’s letter clarifying that hair, beauty and nail salons have now been added to the Government’s guidance.

Read the BAW APPG’s letter to the Government here.

Read the Small Business Minister’s response here.

For further information please refer to the Government’s website.