The Labour Party has revealed it will enter into dialogue to add the cause of mandatory state registration and the industry into their manifesto.  

This follows the launch of the much-anticipated Hair and Barber Council’s Economic Impact Assessment on May 22 at the Palace of Westminster. 

Labour’s business Chair Hamish Sandison approached Hair and Barber Council Registrar Keith Conniford, promising to raise the concern and include the industry in the party’s next manifesto. 

A statement sent via the Labour Party said, “The Hair and Barber Council’s Economic Impact Assessment is a milestone in positioning the hair and beauty sector as a political force to be reckoned with.” 

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The survey, which was commissioned 18 months ago, reveals that the hair, barber and beauty industry contributes some £6.6 billion to the UK economy and employs some 337,000 in 49,000 businesses.  

Figures also released show that business owners under the age of 25 to be double the UK average, and some 16,000 apprentices are being trained in the industry. 

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Keith said, “Our report has given us all the information successive Governments have asked for and has greatly spearheaded our cause higher up the political agenda.  

“To be contacted by the Labour Party is a huge step forward for our cause to making voluntary state registration mandatory and giving the industry the recognition it deserves.” 

If you would like a copy of the report please contact the Hair and Barber Council at [email protected] or call 0208 760 7010