Snap Election 2017: How the cosmetics industry reacted to May's shock announcement

By Sarah Parsons | Published: 26-Apr-2017

Business, Brexit and the the beauty industry’s voice were the main concerns for cosmetics industry leaders regarding this year's General Election

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British Prime Minister Theresa May’s call for a snap election took businesses, media and general public by surprise. Here’s how the beauty industry reacted.

The Bluebeards Revenge’s Nick Gibbens says cosmetics associations need to ‘lobby hard’ to ensure the industry’s views are heard.

“Given the potential effect of Brexit on the industry regarding the single market and regulation and given that Brexit will figure prominently in the election, I would expect elements of the industry like The Cosmetic, Toiletry and Perfumery Association (CTPA) will be lobbying hard to make their views heard,” the Marketing Manager said.

“I think there will be some concern in the industry of a hard Brexit and this would appear to be likely if Theresa May wins on 8 June, which is very likely given the latest polls and Labour’s current standing.

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