27 July 2021
This update covers:
- SEISS – Claim the fifth grant webinar
- Simplified tax reporting for self-employed and small businesses
- APPG BAW publishes final report into aesthetic non-surgical cosmetic treatments
- Supporting T Level students and hosting a 45 day industry placement
- Covid -19 guidance
SEISS – Claim the fifth grant webinar
If you’re getting less work or no work because of coronavirus you might be able to claim a grant through the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme.
The fifth Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) grant will be open soon for claims. There is a webinar that provides an overview of the fifth grant, including who can claim, how much you may be entitled to, how to claim and other support available.
Simplified tax reporting for self-employed and small businesses
The Government has announced a simplified tax reporting for self-employed and small businesses. Reforms to the tax system will make it easier for small businesses to fill out their returns, the changes will come into force by 2023 and will mean businesses will be taxed on profit in the tax year they actually occur, rather than profits of accounts ending in the tax year.
APPG BAW publishes final report into aesthetic non-surgical cosmetic treatments
The All Party Parliamentary Group on Beauty, Aesthetics and Wellbeing (the APPG), published its final report into botox, fillers and similar aesthetic non-surgical cosmetic treatments. The MPs launched a year-long inquiry as they were concerned that currently anyone can carry out any treatment, with minimal legal restrictions on who can provide them or what qualifications they must have to do so.
The NHBF welcomes the well-rounded report and its recommendations from the Beauty Aesthetic and Wellbeing All party parliamentary group, into advanced aesthetic non-surgical cosmetic treatments. It is extremely important that the beauty, aesthetics and wellbeing sector is recognised as part of the solution to the problem, not the problem itself. There is plenty of good practice within the beauty industry, with highly qualified, trained and reputable practitioners providing an excellent service to their clients.
The beauty industry and the medical professionals need to work together to seek solutions that raise standards and protect the safety and wellbeing of clients.
Supporting T Level students and hosting a 45 day industry placement
T Levels are a new alternative to A levels, apprenticeships and other 16 to 19 courses. They focus on vocational skills and are intended to help students into skilled employment, higher study or apprenticeships.
T Levels launched in September 2020, but due to the pandemic, many students have been unable to secure the meaningful industry placement required to complete their course and achieve their T Level qualification in June 2022.
Local training providers have students that may fall within your local travel to work area, the department of education would like to invite you to a workshop, hosted by SDN (Strategic Delivery Network), for you to find out more about hosting industry placement students
If you are not able to host industry placements at the moment, please do consider hosting an industry placement for future students, as more students and courses come on board from September 2021, and beyond. T Level students could be the workforce of your future and could progress onto a higher apprenticeship on completion of their T Level.
There is now also a financial incentive of £1000 per student that employers can claim for hosting the 45 day industry placement
Covid -19 guidance
England: As of July 19, England is now in Step four of its roadmap out of lockdown. Most Covid-19 restrictions are now lifted. Hair and beauty businesses, including mobile, are now open and are advised to follow Government and NHBF recommendations. Find out more on the government website.
Wales: Hair and beauty businesses, including mobile, are now open under government Coronavirus guidelines.
Scotland: Scotland moved to Level 0 from 19 July. This mean physical distancing has been reduced to 1 metre in all settings. The use of face coverings will remain mandatory until at least 9 August. Hair and beauty businesses, including mobile, are now open under government Coronavirus guidelines.
Northern Ireland: Hair and beauty businesses, including mobile, are now open under government Coronavirus guidelines.
Coronavirus: Business closures and restrictions in Northern Ireland
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- Read our four nations’ FAQs.
- Find out what financial support is available across the four nations.
- Rules for mobile stylists and therapists.
- Our coronavirus FAQs are regularly updated. Check back often for the latest information.
- NHBF Members can download an information poster, email and social media message for clients.
- Members can call our membership team, Monday-Friday, 9-5, on 01234 831965. Please be patient due to the extremely high level of calls we are currently getting.
- For legal advice, Members can login to get our 24/7 legal helpline number. Again, please be patient. The legal team is also dealing with a considerable number of calls.