8 May 2024

Campaigning for you – NHBF Manifesto 2024

The NHBF launched its Manifesto 2024 for the next government in Parliament this week, ‘The value of hair and beauty: careers, communities, wellbeing’. At a roundtable in Parliament we had the opportunity to set out our positive vision for the future and asks of the next government. Discussions recognised the widespread value of the sector in terms of economic value and wellbeing. Leading business owners had the opportunity for 45min to speak to the Minister of State Kevin Hollinrake MP direct giving views on the government’s support to the sector and plans for the future.

The manifesto has also given us a platform for a continued dialogue with Labour too, with some of our manifesto themes reflected in their plans for the future’.

More information can be found here.

A beauty industry that looks like you 

The NHBF is supporting the British Beauty Council's ground-breaking census, 'A Beauty Industry That Looks Like You'. This first-of-its-kind survey aims to provide a comprehensive overview of diversity and inclusion within the beauty sector, shedding light on areas that require improvement in terms of representation and accessibility.

The census seeks to gather insights from a diverse range of participants, including beauty professionals, business owners, and consumers. By encouraging individuals from all walks of life to share their experiences and perspectives. Find out more here.

NHBF Updates Code of Conduct to Set New Benchmark for the Hair and Beauty Sector 

The National Hair & Beauty Federation (NHBF) has released an updated version of its Code of Conduct, which establishes the key professional and ethical standards for its Members working in the hair and beauty sector. 

As the UK’s leading trade association for businesses working in the hair, beauty and barbering industries, the NHBF is committed to promoting the highest levels of professionalism and integrity. The updated Code of Conduct reflects this mission by outlining the core principles and requirements that all NHBF Members are expected to uphold. Read more. 

Business Rates: A Guide for UK Small Businesses 2024

Businesses that are tied to physical locations often worry about the burden of business rates or non-domestic rates. If you own a salon, a clinic, an office space, a barbershop, you need to pay attention to the business rates system. It is important to understand how to incorporate these rates into your small business budget, especially if you are starting a new salon or barbershop. More information can be found in our recent blog.