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All Party Parliamentary Group for Hairdressing, Barbering and Cosmetology (APPG)

All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common…

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Inaugural British Hair and Beauty Collective meeting

The first meeting of the British Hair & Beauty Collective took place with hairdressers, barbers, press and industry representatives virtually gathered together…

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VTCT and NCFE win T Level Bid

This news was announced on the 4th October by the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education. 
Following this announcement…

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Commercial Rent Arrears

Businesses that have had to remain closed during the pandemic and are unable to pay rent on their commercial property will continue to be protected…

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Become a Master Craftsman

Whether you are a hairdresser or barber, you can join the prestigious ranks of Master Craftsman. This industry accolade is a celebration of the skills….

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CALL TO ACTION

Throughout the Covid pandemic the Hair and Barber Council has been at the forefront of the fight for the rights and interests of our members and the industry.

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Friday night beer at ‘The Barbers Arms’!

The Hair and Barber Councils Chair Ben Dellicompagni and Vice-Chair David Drew visited ‘The Barbers Arms’ recently…

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Government guidance updated on Monday 16th August

‘To reflect changes to the self isolation requirements’

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VTCT set to become the first Awarding Organisation to make black hair and skin part of their core curriculum

Market-leading hair and beauty Awarding Organisation, VTCT, has initiated an overhaul of their qualification offering to ensure…

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Hair & Barber Council announces new Chair and Vice Chair

Following the Council meeting on the 14 July, Keith Conniford, Registrar and CEO of the Hair & Barber Council, is delighted to announce that Ben Dellicompagni…

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Update on Regulations in England

As you may be aware, in line with Step 4 of the Prime Minister’s Roadmap, the Contact Detail Regulations were revoked on 19 July 2021. This means that venues are no longer legally required to ask customers and…

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Napps

Napps is revolutionising the hair and beauty industry with a new digital platform that brings professional afro and curly hairstylists from all corners of the high street in one place.

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New report on the plight of the Hair, Barber and Beauty sector as part of The Grimsey Review

This highly anticipated review focuses on the increasingly worrying position of the retail, hair and beauty and hospitality sectors.

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New guidelines in England ahead of 19 July

The Government has announced new guidelines for those working in close contact services, including hairdressers, barbers and beauty practitioners.

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Wales - Covid restrictions set to be eased

Mark Drakeford has announced that Wales will move fully into alert level 1 from Saturday, July 17, and is set to lift nearly all restrictions on people and businesses three weeks later on….

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Lifting of Covid restrictions in Scotland

The First Minister told the Scottish Parliament that the country would move to Level 0 but face masks will remain “mandatory”.

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Lifting of Covid restrictions in England

With the Prime Minister easing restrictions on our lives from 19 July in England, this is indeed great news following the nightmare we have had to live through these past 16 months….

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GREAT NEWS!

The time has now come for one voice to represent the many industry professionals from all parts of the hair, barber and beauty industry joining together, and working together for the betterment of the sector!

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APPG for Hairdressing, Barbering and Cosmetology

The All Party Parliamentary Group for Hairdressing, Barbering and Cosmetology was reconstituted at the AGM on the 14th June.

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Eviction protection extended for businesses most in need

Businesses that have had to remain closed during the pandemic and are unable to pay rent on their commercial property will continue to be protected from eviction…

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Applications for the increased incentive payment for hiring a new apprentice are now open.

Employers with apprentices who have an employment start date between 1 April 2021 and 30 September 2021 and who also have a practical period (training) start date between 1 April 2021 and 30 November 2021 may be eligible for an incentive payment.

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T Levels Employer Incentive

The Department for Education has announced that employers will be able to claim £1000 for every T Level student they host on a high-quality industry placement, as part of a new incentive scheme

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Dawson Penn retires from the Hair and Barber Council

Since the hugely sad passing of our Chair Bill Shaw MBE earlier in the year, Dawson Penn, a man that has been on the Council for well over 20 years agreed to step in as interim Chair prior to a new Chair being appointed.

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Use of visors and goggles from May 17th

The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson MP, announced on Monday 10 May that the next phase of the lockdown would be going ahead as planned in England from Monday 17 May. 

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Please support our industry Charity

We offer financial support to individuals and their families facing difficult times due to unforeseen circumstances such as illness, bereavement and financial hardship.

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Denman International Team up with the Hair Council

BECOME STATE REGISTERD AND RECEIVE THIS GREAT OFFER FROM DENMAN!

“Free gifts and a 20% trade discount on all their professional products for State Registered Hairdressers and Barbers”

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Personal Care Sector FINALLY gets ONE VOICE!

The time has now come for one voice to represent the many industry professionals from all parts of the hair, barber, beauty & nail sector joining together, working together for the betterment of the sector.

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Increased financial support from Local Councils

Increased financial support from Local Council’s/Authorities in England Latest update information from BEIS benefitting mobile and self-employed people in our sector Local Authorities are encouraged to support businesses from all sectors

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For the good of the hair and barber sector

The Hair & Barber Council (HBC) together with Salon Owners United (SOU) are forming a collaboration to further strengthen and amplify the voice of Hair Professionals and Barber Professionals…

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Registrar's letter to Paul Scully MP

Dear Minister,

I am writing to you following the meeting you convened with the hair and beauty industry on 10th February to thank you for your time and to urge you to make representations to the Treasury on our behalf ahead of the Budget.

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JH JHB Covid - Skin Testing March 2021

We are advocating that all salons, freelancers and barbers that provide colour services should re Test everyone before a colour service when they return to work (RTW); this to avoid issues hairdressers/ barbers have had re prior COVID positive tests and/ or individuals who have now received their vaccination/s – the whole COVID questionnaires being used in the sector are now becoming a discrimination tool hence the rationale.

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Founder of Salons Owner United

The Hair & Barber Council (HBC) together with Salon Owners United (SOU) are forming a collaboration to further strengthen and amplify the voice of Hair Professionals and Barber Professionals throughout the United Kingdom.

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The Budget and the way forward

Sadly, the Budget didn’t give the financial support for our sector that we wanted and campaigned heavily for.

The VAT situation still goes on unresolved and I am very disappointed that the Chancellor didn’t use this budget…

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Press Release from the APPG

PRESS RELEASE New ‘Personal Care’ Department at BEIS As Co-Chairs of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Hairdressing, Barbering and Cosmetology, the setting up of these specific sectors at BEIS (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial…

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SAGE research confirms Hairdressing and Barbering industry not responsible for increase in Covid-19 infections

We are not responsible! Following extensive discussions and debate between The Hair and Barber Council and BEIS

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Registrar's letter to the Chancellor: a must-read

With the Hair, Barber and Beauty industry having received no specific financial support during the pandemic, read here a letter sent to The Chancellor, co-signed by MPs and industry partners:

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Important information from the ICO

The ICO is the UK’s independent regulator for data protection and information rights. They are engaging with organisations in the Hair, Barber and Beauty industry to help them comply with their legal obligations.

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