Friday 10 July 2020 / 11:44 AM Marsha de Cordova / Women and Equalities

Marsha de Cordova commenting on the restriction in the range of treatments beauty salons can offer upon reopening

Marsha de Cordova MP, Shadow Women and Equalities Secretary, commenting on the restricted range of treatments beauty salons will be permitted to offer upon reopening, said:

“The Government’s half-baked plans for re-opening beauty salons put at risk thousands of jobs overwhelmingly held by women, and Black, Asian and minority ethnic women in particular.

“This week, the Chancellor ignored Labour’s calls to carry out and publish an equality impact assessment of what impact his Summer Statement would have on different groups. With the proposals as they stand, this government will make the crisis even worse for those who have already been disproportionately affected.

“Yet again this Government is failing to target its support at those who need it most.”