25 March 2020

The NHBF is continuing to contact a number of key government officials and departments to ask for an improved package of financial support for self-employed individuals.

54% of people who work in the hairdressing and barbering industries are self-employed as are 57% of those who work in the beauty industry.

The government has so far announced the following financial support for the self-employed:

  • Access to Universal Credit at a rate equivalent to Statutory Sick Pay for employees.
  • The next Self Assessment tax payments will be deferred until January 2021.

Our priority is to protect our industry and the people in it. We are lobbying for the self-employed to get a similar package to the one already offered to employed individuals.

This would give peace of mind to thousands of self-employed people working in our industry who are worried about surviving on Universal Credit at a rate equivalent to Statutory Sick Pay for employees. 

We are hoping the chancellor Rishi Sunak will be giving an update on the financial support available to self-employed workers affected by Covid19 over the coming days. 

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More information and resources from the NHBF 

  • Members can call our membership team, Monday-Friday, 9-5, on 01234 831965
  • Please follow the links in this NHBF blog post for the latest official government and NHS advice.