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British Beauty Council urging Government to provide industry lifelines to ‘minimise already-extensive damage’
22 Feb 2021 . BY Megan Whitby
The British Beauty Council strongly believes there’s an urgent need for targeted support in order to sustain the beauty, hair and wellness sectors / Shutterstock/Bolyuk Studio
We’re impressing upon the Government that we need to act now to minimise the already-extensive damage to our industry
– Helena Grzesk
A collection of industry organisations, including The British Beauty Council, are working closely with the UK Government to present proposals for a package of industry-saving measures.

These include a VAT cut for reopened salon and spa businesses, plus a dedicated personal care fund to support businesses with immediate cash flow crisis.

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit the UK hair, beauty and wellness sectors hard, with businesses being forced to close for nearly 140 days of 2020.

In November 2020, data from UK Spa Association and National Hair & Beauty Federation surveys indicated that 40 per cent of spas and 62 per cent of salons couldn’t be sure business would survive until the end of the financial year, with almost a third of that number explicitly sure they would have to close.

Even once facilities reopen, the industry will have to contend with social-distancing, restricted customer numbers and potentially more government guidelines curtailing certain services and inhibiting regular operations.

The British Beauty Council strongly believes there’s an urgent need for targeted support in order to sustain these sectors through the immediate crisis until they can reopen and return to business as usual.

“We’re impressing upon the Government that we need to act now to minimise the already-extensive damage to our industry,” says Helena Grzesk, chief operating officer at the British Beauty Council.

“Together we must do everything we can to shore up our incredible industry so it can thrive again, for the good not just of those who work within the sector, but all those who benefit from its services.

“Lobbying for financial support is just one aspect of the work we’re doing with the Government to support the immediate, short and long term recovery; and future of the sector.”

Discussions are ongoing with the Government to advocate for an organised and full reopening of personal care, with conversations with representatives from the HM Treasury, the Cabinet Office and the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy.

Last week, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson suggested that the new rapid lateral flow tests could be used to help reopen areas of the economy that remained closed last year, such as nightclubs.

The benefit of this COVID-19 test is that it only takes 30 minutes and requires no laboratory intervention for results.

It’s been suggested the lateral flow tests could be used by spas, salons and independent beauty businesses to help them reopen as soon as possible.
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Clean, green, beauty machine: Voya unveils seaweed-infused hand cleanser
Irish sustainable lifestyle and luxury skincare brand Voya has unveiled a new hand cleanser, made with 70 per cent alcohol and nourishing organic wild seaweed.
Davines Group receives prestigious sustainability award
The Davines Group, alongside Davines hair care and Comfort Zone skincare, has been recognised as "Best Performer of the Year" by the prestigious Best Performance Award by SDA Bocconi Management School – one of the most well-respected universities in Italy.
ESPA launches Active Nutrients range with three fresh new products
ESPA has unveiled its Active Nutrients collection, incorporating its existing best- selling Optimal Skin line.
G.M. Collin develops gentle dual-action cleanser designed to cleanse and treat skin
Luxury skincare and spa product house G.M. Collin has launched a new oil-based cleanser to purify and hydrate skin.
Iyashi Dôme sets industry standard for touchless infrared sauna technology
Iyashi Dôme has been an industry pioneer for 20 years and is responsible for creating the authentic Japanese long infrared sauna.
Biologique Recherche refreshes Le Grand Sérum using Nobel-prize-winning technology
French skincare specialist Biologique Recherche has reformulated its iconic Le Grand Sérum with a powerful anti-ageing active compound called TélomerActiv©.
Yon-Ka debuts triple-action overnight mask to encourage cell renewal and smooth skin
French skincare brand Yon-Ka has unveiled its first resurfacing overnight mask complete with triple-action effectiveness.
Safe Space appointed official SUITMATE distributor for Great Britain
Safe Space, supplier of lockers and changing room solutions to the fitness and leisure industry, has been named official distributor for SUITMATE, the swimsuit water extractor.
Petra Roberts offers customisable yoga and spa accessories
A new company which sources and customises a wide range of yoga accessories, as well as singing bowls, tingsha bells and water bottles, for luxury spas has been launched by Petra Roberts.
Elemis adds new overnight recovery moisturiser to Ultra Smart Pro-Collagen line
British skincare brand Elemis has unveiled the Pro-Collagen Night Genius cream, the latest addition to its best-selling Ultra Smart Pro-Collagen range.
Oakworks upgrades signature massage beds with new sustainable features
Spa and wellness equipment manufacturer Oakworks has updated its stationary massage table range with a new sustainable one-piece removable pad top.
New water wall from Tills Innovations aims to boost ambience and wellbeing
Water feature specialists Tills Innovations has revealed a new style of water wall feature which it believes will be a fitting addition to spas.
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British Beauty Council urging Government to provide industry lifelines to ‘minimise already-extensive damage’
22 Feb 2021 . BY Megan Whitby
The British Beauty Council strongly believes there’s an urgent need for targeted support in order to sustain the beauty, hair and wellness sectors / Shutterstock/Bolyuk Studio
We’re impressing upon the Government that we need to act now to minimise the already-extensive damage to our industry
– Helena Grzesk
A collection of industry organisations, including The British Beauty Council, are working closely with the UK Government to present proposals for a package of industry-saving measures.

These include a VAT cut for reopened salon and spa businesses, plus a dedicated personal care fund to support businesses with immediate cash flow crisis.

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit the UK hair, beauty and wellness sectors hard, with businesses being forced to close for nearly 140 days of 2020.

In November 2020, data from UK Spa Association and National Hair & Beauty Federation surveys indicated that 40 per cent of spas and 62 per cent of salons couldn’t be sure business would survive until the end of the financial year, with almost a third of that number explicitly sure they would have to close.

Even once facilities reopen, the industry will have to contend with social-distancing, restricted customer numbers and potentially more government guidelines curtailing certain services and inhibiting regular operations.

The British Beauty Council strongly believes there’s an urgent need for targeted support in order to sustain these sectors through the immediate crisis until they can reopen and return to business as usual.

“We’re impressing upon the Government that we need to act now to minimise the already-extensive damage to our industry,” says Helena Grzesk, chief operating officer at the British Beauty Council.

“Together we must do everything we can to shore up our incredible industry so it can thrive again, for the good not just of those who work within the sector, but all those who benefit from its services.

“Lobbying for financial support is just one aspect of the work we’re doing with the Government to support the immediate, short and long term recovery; and future of the sector.”

Discussions are ongoing with the Government to advocate for an organised and full reopening of personal care, with conversations with representatives from the HM Treasury, the Cabinet Office and the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy.

Last week, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson suggested that the new rapid lateral flow tests could be used to help reopen areas of the economy that remained closed last year, such as nightclubs.

The benefit of this COVID-19 test is that it only takes 30 minutes and requires no laboratory intervention for results.

It’s been suggested the lateral flow tests could be used by spas, salons and independent beauty businesses to help them reopen as soon as possible.
If you would like to get each issue of Spa Business and Spa Business insider magazines sent direct to you for FREE, plus the weekly Spa Business and Spa Business insider ezines, sign up now!
PRODUCT NEWS
Clean, green, beauty machine: Voya unveils seaweed-infused hand cleanser
Irish sustainable lifestyle and luxury skincare brand Voya has unveiled a new hand cleanser, made with 70 per cent alcohol and nourishing organic wild seaweed.
Davines Group receives prestigious sustainability award
The Davines Group, alongside Davines hair care and Comfort Zone skincare, has been recognised as "Best Performer of the Year" by the prestigious Best Performance Award by SDA Bocconi Management School – one of the most well-respected universities in Italy.
ESPA launches Active Nutrients range with three fresh new products
ESPA has unveiled its Active Nutrients collection, incorporating its existing best- selling Optimal Skin line.
G.M. Collin develops gentle dual-action cleanser designed to cleanse and treat skin
Luxury skincare and spa product house G.M. Collin has launched a new oil-based cleanser to purify and hydrate skin.
Iyashi Dôme sets industry standard for touchless infrared sauna technology
Iyashi Dôme has been an industry pioneer for 20 years and is responsible for creating the authentic Japanese long infrared sauna.
Biologique Recherche refreshes Le Grand Sérum using Nobel-prize-winning technology
French skincare specialist Biologique Recherche has reformulated its iconic Le Grand Sérum with a powerful anti-ageing active compound called TélomerActiv©.
Yon-Ka debuts triple-action overnight mask to encourage cell renewal and smooth skin
French skincare brand Yon-Ka has unveiled its first resurfacing overnight mask complete with triple-action effectiveness.
Safe Space appointed official SUITMATE distributor for Great Britain
Safe Space, supplier of lockers and changing room solutions to the fitness and leisure industry, has been named official distributor for SUITMATE, the swimsuit water extractor.
Petra Roberts offers customisable yoga and spa accessories
A new company which sources and customises a wide range of yoga accessories, as well as singing bowls, tingsha bells and water bottles, for luxury spas has been launched by Petra Roberts.
Elemis adds new overnight recovery moisturiser to Ultra Smart Pro-Collagen line
British skincare brand Elemis has unveiled the Pro-Collagen Night Genius cream, the latest addition to its best-selling Ultra Smart Pro-Collagen range.
Oakworks upgrades signature massage beds with new sustainable features
Spa and wellness equipment manufacturer Oakworks has updated its stationary massage table range with a new sustainable one-piece removable pad top.
New water wall from Tills Innovations aims to boost ambience and wellbeing
Water feature specialists Tills Innovations has revealed a new style of water wall feature which it believes will be a fitting addition to spas.
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COMPANY PROFILES
Dröm UK Ltd

Dröm UK specialises in the design and installation of luxury, bespoke spa and thermal wellbeing area [more...]
+ More profiles  
CATALOGUE GALLERY
+ More catalogues  

VIDEO GALLERY

BC Softwear Product Demonstration Pure Spa Linen & Energy saving SupremeSoft Towels
BC Softwear introduces the new Pure Spa Linen cotton sheets, duvet covers and pillow cases especially designed for luxury spas. The SupremeSoft range offers incredible energy saving over traditional towelling with a cashmere soft feel. Find out more...
+ More videos  

DIRECTORY
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28 Feb - 02 Mar 2021

World Spa & Wellness Online Conference

Online,
08-09 Apr 2021

AMS Virtual Conference

Online,
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