Tax reform

Fighting for … fairer tax, VAT and National Insurance


Our campaign:

  • A fairer VAT system for salons and barbershops with employees (compared to those with self-employed chair/room renters).
  • A lower VAT rate for labour-intensive service industries, such as salons/barbershops.
  • Tiered VAT rates so a large VAT bill is not payable as soon as the threshold is reached.
  • A fairer National Insurance system so employers do not have to pay 13% contributions while those with chair/room renters pay nothing.

Useful resources from the NHBF: