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Our ambition is to ensure that the beauty industry is recognised and valued at all levels of government, throughout the wider economy and by consumers.

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July 2019

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October 2020

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2021

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#ChopTheVAT

Today sees the launch of #ChopTheVAT – a campaign to ask the government to cut the VAT for hair salons from 20 percent down to 5 percent, as they have done for the hospitality industry.

Some hairdressers are down up to 80 percent in clients while still managing the huge overheads of running a bricks and mortar store. It’s estimated 10 percent of salons have already closed following lockdown, and 43 percent of salon owners don’t know if they will be able to survive the winter without financial help. 

So here’s the thing…

In EU guidelines, the hairdressing industry CAN have its VAT cut from 20 percent down to 5 percent, but it hasn’t happened. That extra 15 percent of cash in the hairdresser’s pocket is significant, especially as the salon sector survives on relatively small margins given the overheads. That extra 15 percent could potentially winter-proof some of our best-loved businesses.

Please share this campaign across your social and let’s help our hairdressers remain the beating heart of our high streets and big cities. #ChopTheVAT

 

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