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VAT on hair and beauty services

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1515: tabled on 22 February 2021

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 44 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House recognises the significant impact that the Coronavirus pandemic has had on the hairdressing, beauty and holistic service industry; notes that this sector is reported by the British Beauty Council to contribute £9.2bn annually to Britain’s economy, employing a workforce of 288,160 people as hair and beauty practitioners in salons and in a self-employed capacity within the UK; appreciates that 88.6 per cent of those employed in the sector are women; is concerned by reports that 62 per cent of salons owners were unsure if they would survive beyond this financial year and that 18 per cent felt certain they would have to close their doors; notes that while Government grants were welcome, the loss of income for many in the sector has been considerable; appreciates that many self-employed professionals within the sector have struggled to get financial support; recognises the strenuous efforts by this sector to become Covid-19 secure; and calls on the Chancellor to chop the VAT for the hairdressing, beauty and holistic service industry to 5 per cent in the upcoming budget.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Smith, Alyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 February 2021
Stirling
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 February 2021
North Ayrshire and Arran
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 February 2021
Motherwell and Wishaw
Hosie, Stewart
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 February 2021
Dundee East
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 February 2021
Edinburgh North and Leith
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 23 February 2021
Strangford
Lockhart, Carla
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 24 February 2021
Upper Bann
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 February 2021
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 February 2021
Glasgow North
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 February 2021
Glasgow South
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 February 2021
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 February 2021
Glasgow North West
Grant, Peter
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 February 2021
Glenrothes
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 February 2021
Glasgow East
Callaghan, Amy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 February 2021
East Dunbartonshire
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 February 2021
Argyll and Bute
Barker, Paula
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2021
Liverpool, Wavertree
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 February 2021
Central Ayrshire
MacAskill, Kenny
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 February 2021
East Lothian
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 February 2021
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Thomson, Richard
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 February 2021
Gordon
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 February 2021
Falkirk
Docherty-Hughes, Martin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 February 2021
West Dunbartonshire
Wilson, Munira
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 February 2021
Twickenham
Webbe, Claudia
Independent
Signed on 24 February 2021
Leicester East
Doogan, Dave
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 February 2021
Angus
Flynn, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 February 2021
Aberdeen South
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 February 2021
Edinburgh East
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 February 2021
East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 1 March 2021
Brighton, Pavilion
Farry, Stephen
Alliance
Signed on 1 March 2021
North Down
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2021
Hayes and Harlington
Hanvey, Neale
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 March 2021
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 8 March 2021
Arfon
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 8 March 2021
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 March 2021
Perth and North Perthshire
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 12 March 2021
Ceredigion
Corbyn, Jeremy
Independent
Signed on 17 March 2021
Islington North

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.