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UK government to fully fund apprenticeships for small businesses

By Rebecca Hitchon | 22 March 2024

From 1 April 2024, the UK government will fully fund the cost of apprenticeship training for 16 to 21 year-olds in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Financed by a £60 million investment to enable up to 20,000 more apprenticeships, the decision follows calls by beauty industry bodies to introduce greater…

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Spring Budget 2024: Key points to note for nail & beauty pros

By Rebecca Hitchon | 6 March 2024

Chancellor of the Exchequer, Jeremy Hunt, presented the Spring Budget to parliament today, 6 March, in which he revealed the UK government’s spending plans for the year ahead. The focus was ‘a budget for long-term growth’ according to the Chancellor, who pledged ‘more investment, more jobs, better public services and…

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British Beauty Council submits 5 proposals to government ahead of Spring Budget 2024

By Rebecca Hitchon | 6 March 2024

Today (6 March), Chancellor of the Exchequer, Jeremy Hunt, will present the Spring Budget to parliament, revealing the UK government’s spending plans for the year ahead. Ahead of the announcement, the British Beauty Council (BBCo) has submitted five proposals to the government, to increase its awareness of the opportunities and…

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Hair & beauty T Level cancelled in favour of beauty-specific alternative

By Rebecca Hitchon | 5 February 2024

The Department for Education (DfE) has cancelled the Hairdressing, Barbering and Beauty Therapy (HBBT) T Level. The announcement follows feedback given to the DfE from industry trade bodies. Postponed from September 2023 to September 2024 in March last year, the combined T Level has now been disbanded in favour of a…

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UK government calls on jobseekers to consider careers in beauty industry

By Chloe Randall | 27 October 2023

As part of the British Beauty Council’s British Beauty Week 2023, which highlights Britain’s thriving and influential beauty brands, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is encouraging jobseekers to consider one of the range of roles the beauty industry offers. There are over 4,000 industry vacancies on the government’s…

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How the Energy Bills Discount Scheme affects the nail & beauty industry

By Chloe Randall | 11 January 2023

How the Energy Bills Discount Scheme affects the nail & beauty industry The government has announced the introduction of the new ‘Energy Bills Discount Scheme’ for UK businesses, charities and the public sector, ahead of the current scheme ending in March. The new scheme means that all eligible UK businesses…

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Industry bodies urge local authorities to allocate Additional Restriction Grants to personal care

By Rebecca Hitchon | 6 January 2022

The British Beauty Council, along with the the British Association of Beauty Therapy & Cosmetology (BABTAC), The National Hair & Beauty Federation (NHBF), the Hair & Barber Council, The Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) and the UK Spa Association, have written to every local authority in England to urge them…

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British Beauty Council secures government deal for commercial tenants in beauty sector

By Rebecca Hitchon | 29 November 2021

The British Beauty Council has worked with the UK government to secure a deal for commercial tenants within the beauty sector in England and Wales, once the current eviction protection ends 25 March 2022. The deal sees new regulations and a Code of Practice set to be introduced to resolve…

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Autumn Budget 2021: Key points for beauty workers

By Chloe Randall | 27 October 2021

Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, delivered his Budget statement at 12.30pm on Wednesday 27 October, unveiling the economic recovery of the country post-Covid.  Sunak opened the Budget statement with an impactful statement: “Employment is up, investment is growing, public services are improving, public finances are stabilising and wages are…

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MPs call for statutory regulation on non-surgical beauty treatments

By Chloe Randall | 21 July 2021

MPs are calling for the statutory regulation of non-surgical beauty treatments involving injectables, fillers, invasive lasers, ‘deep’ peels and other invasive treatments, saying they should only be administered by regulated healthcare professionals. This call comes after the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Beauty, Aesthetics and Wellbeing has published a report…

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