Southend West MP signs letter to the Prime Minister in support of the beauty industry

Sir David Amess has joined nearly 90 other MPs in signing a letter to the Prime Minister to ask that those who work in the beauty industry are allowed to return to work in a Covid-secure way.

The beauty industry employs in the region of 370,000 people and contributes £28.4 billion to the economy. Whilst hairdressers, pubs and restaurants were allowed to re-open on 4 July, beauty businesses have had to remain closed. Over 90% of those employed in the industry are women, many of whom are self-employed or have their own businesses and have invested to introduce additional PPE and ensure their salons are Covid-secure.

Commenting Sir David said, “I have been contacted by a number of constituents who were disappointed that their businesses were not included in the 4 July re-opening. The beauty industry plays an important role in our economy and there is no reason that if businesses adhere to the necessary guidance to keep people safe, they should not be allowed to re-open.”