What we want

  • Reduction in VAT for hairdressing which other EU member states benefit from eg Ireland (9%), Netherlands (6%), Poland and Lithuania (8%).
  • The flat rate VAT for salons should be reduced from 13% to 5% (applies to salons with turnover under £150,000, 2016).
  • The VAT threshold should be reduced from £83k (2016) to £40k to bring more of the industry in scope so there is a level playing field for businesses of all sizes, with everyone paying a lower rate.

What are we doing

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How the NHF can help

  • NHF membership gives you tax and VAT protection, covering for accountancy and legal fees between £250 and £50,000 incurred from all tax and VAT investigations (terms apply).
  • Free tax and commercial lifeline available Monday to Friday 9-5 for NHF members.


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