Regulation is urgently needed for hairdressers and salons

There have been 338 salon-related injuries in salons in the past year.  Inexperienced and incompetent staff have caused serious injury and disfiguration through the misuse of dangerous toxic chemicals.  It seems absurd that anyone can declare themselves a hairdresser or beautician and that the business is not strictly regulated.  This is simply unacceptable and wrong.

 

Why is this idea important?

There have been 338 salon-related injuries in salons in the past year.  Inexperienced and incompetent staff have caused serious injury and disfiguration through the misuse of dangerous toxic chemicals.  It seems absurd that anyone can declare themselves a hairdresser or beautician and that the business is not strictly regulated.  This is simply unacceptable and wrong.

 

TV licence fee should be reclassified as a civil offence – not a criminal offence

Please support amendments intended to ensure that the TV licence  fee is recoverable as a civil matter only, following non-payment and failure to respond to a notice issued by OFCOM – not a criminal offence.  This is an unfair and outdated penalty.

The television licence fee is a "despised compulsory impost" and should be scrapped.  The annual charge and the BBC should be funded by other means.

Why is this idea important?

Please support amendments intended to ensure that the TV licence  fee is recoverable as a civil matter only, following non-payment and failure to respond to a notice issued by OFCOM – not a criminal offence.  This is an unfair and outdated penalty.

The television licence fee is a "despised compulsory impost" and should be scrapped.  The annual charge and the BBC should be funded by other means.