Beauty parlour fined for carrying out treatments without a licence


A beauty parlour which was denied a licence as it had a history of allowing sexual services to be offered has been fined after it continued to trade without a licence.

Beauty parlours that offer services such as massages, chiropody and manicures are required to have a licence to ensure they offer these treatments safely.

A test purchase found that Primo Remedy, Wentworth Street, was trading without the appropriate licence.

The director, Min Zhang, and her company, Z&Z823 Ltd, were prosecuted by Tower Hamlets Council for operating without a licence, and appeared at court on 23 January 2024 after pleading guilty.

Zhang was ordered to pay a £1,200 fine, £1,207.50 in costs and a £480 victim surcharge. The company was fined £500.

Cllr Kabir Hussain, Cabinet Member for Environment and Climate Emergency, said:

“It is essential that business owners comply with all the relevant regulations needed to keep staff and customers safe. Failing to do so can be dangerous.

“Council teams are actively inspecting premises to ensure they are following all the necessary regulations and we will prosecute those who are not.”

Posted on Friday 23rd February 2024