Thursday 10th May – Press Release
The Irish Hairdressers Federation welcomes Minister Varadkar’s decision to retain the 9% vat rate until December 2013.
Over 80% of the IHF membership database welcomes the decision by Minister Varadkar to retain the 9% vat rate until December 2013. This initiative by the Government has had a very positive impact on the hairdressing industry. The reduction of the VAT rate in 2011 has helped some salons stay in business and generate employment.
Greg Clarke, President of the IHF said “I welcome the decision by Minister Varadkar and the government to extend this initiative to December 2013 recognising the positive impact it has had on the hairdressing industry. The reduction of operating costs in any business is welcome. I would
encourage the government to continue to look at ways of helping small and medium sized businesses in this country survive – employing over 200,000 in the retail, services, catering and food sectors they are the back bone of our economy”.
Irish Hairdressers Federation
The Kiln, Seskin South, Ballyragget, Co Kilkenny