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22/10/2021

Longford hairdressers want permanent reduced VAT rate to help salons

Longford hairdressers want permanent reduced VAT rate to help salons

Longford hairdressers want permanent reduced VAT rate to help salons

The Irish hairdressing sector are recommending a permanent VAT rate of 9% going forward to help struggling salons. 

That's according to the Irish Hairdressers Federation, which is launching their pre-Budget submission. 

The recommendations will reportedly support the sector in the wake of closures and restrictions put in place during the Covid-19 pandemic and has been delivered to Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe. 

The VAT rate for hairdressing was reduced to 9% from 13.5% last year in a bid to help the struggling industry, however the Federation want the rate to be permanent going forward. 

As well as the changed VAT, the group also recommends a flat rate subsidy for trainee hairdressers, fast-tracking the introduction of the National Hairdressing Apprenticeship as well as increasing the grant available from €3000 to €6000. 

They also recommend the introduction of a CPD framework for a nationally recognised qualification to help salons employ young people who want a hairdressing career. 

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