APPG Co-Chair pressures Business Secretary to extend the VAT cut to hair, beauty, spa and wellbeing

During Business Oral Questions in the House of Commons this week, Co-Chair of the APPG Judith Cummins MP asked the Secretary of State for Business to speak to the Chancellor about extending the 5% VAT given to the hospitality sector to hair, beauty, spa and wellbeing services.

Cummins highlighted that 41% of hair and beauty salon owners say they do not know if their businesses will be able to survive until Christmas, putting tens of thousands of jobs at risk. She argued that the VAT cut was crucial to provide a much needed boost to the sector during these difficult times.

The Secretary of State for Business, Alok Sharma MP, responded that he “is sure this is an issue that will be looked at”.