The government creates a personal care department for the beauty section

After a relentless non-stop campaign by the British Beauty Council, UK Spa Association, British Association of Beauty Therapy & Cosmetology and the National Hair & Beauty Federation the government has created a new, sector specific team for hair and beauty – Personal Care – dedicated to supporting our industry.

These four key organisations have worked closely with the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to overcome the challenges of the past year and, through their relentless passion, energy and dedication, have highlighted the size and scope of the personal care sector as the major UK force it is.

In a game-changing move forward, the creation of a dedicated sector team is a major milestone for UK hair, beauty and wellness, with far-reaching positive implications: raising awareness outside of the industry; allowing government to improve its understanding of this dynamic, economically valuable and highly innovative sector, and paving the way for future financial support.