Here’s an interesting bit of news. Great Briton is staring at a potential “boob tax” as the government is trying to find places where they can raise more revenues. The plan involves raising up to £500 million by enacting a Value Added Tax on cosmetic surgery procedures like breast enhancement. This would increase the cost of operations like facelifts, tummy tucks and liposuction by 20 per cent. Until now, only minor procedures like Botox got this treatment.
Naturally, this is HUGE news for celebrities. Beauty is everything in the entertainment world, and many attractive celebrities need to rely on plastic surgery to keep their careers going. Naturally, breast enlargement is one of the most popular procedures. This is often more about enhancement that maintenance, but there’s nothing like an impressive rack to garner attention for a young actress, or an actress hoping to stay on top.
It doesn’t of course only apply to women. Famous men don’t want to go bald or lose their hair, unless they happen to look great with the shaved look. So hair transplant procedures are also very popular with the celebrity crowd.
Places like the Nu Cosmetic Clinic have a ton of business from regular people and celebrities, so it will be very interesting to see how this development is received by the public. Plastic surgery has become much more popular, so this will affect regular people as well.
Niraj Manglam, the owner of The Cosmetic Clinic, explains:
Cosmetic surgery industry should be classified as Healthcare. This is being regulated by Care Quality Commission as healthcare. As economy is bleeding and this has been one industry which has been giving employment to mainly female in 100 thousands.
You can create the success story on Nu Cosmetic Clinic which is a new company opened only a year ago has created employment opportunities in this though economic Climate . Nu Cosmetic Clinic employees 95 % female employee because of very nature of the product.
This Knee jerk reaction by Treasury will prove disastrous for industry as a whole and will ultimately affect working class women.
If at all this proposal has to be implemented this should be done in a phased manner over 5-10 years so that industry can make reasonable adjustment without affecting top line.
Treasury strategy is to rob working class to feed White Elephants (BANKERS)!!
We can combine this positive success story of Nu Cosmetic Clinic and also bashing of proposed Govt. VAT plan for this industry.
White Elephants CRUSHING DREAM of working class women!!
It’s a powerful argument.