Consultation Events for Beauty and Barbering Apprenticeships

Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board have been given approval to begin development work on a Beauty Apprenticeship Programme, and a Barbering Apprenticeship Programme. Following the consortium-led apprenticeship programme model, these apprenticeships will be industry-led. Programme development will be … Read More

VAT Rate Retained at 9% for Hairdressing and Barbering

HABIC welcomes today’s Government announcement confirming that the VAT rate on Hairdressing and Barbering will remain at 9% for an additional 6 months until August 31st 2023. HABIC commissioned leading Irish Economist Jim Power to author a report on “The … Read More

Art Exhibition: The Coiffured by Amanda Jane Graham

A fascinating solo art exhibition, ‘The Coiffured’ – the result of a 2-year collaboration between former hair stylist turned artist Amanda Jane Graham, HABIC and Image Skillnet – opens at the Irish Architectural Archive, 45 Merrion Square, Dublin on 6.30pm … Read More

Consumer Protection (Gift Vouchers) Act 2019

The Consumer Protection (Gift Vouchers) Act 2019 which came into effect in December 2019 brought changes that your business needs to be aware of. Expiry Dates Your gift vouchers cannot have an expiry date less than five years from the … Read More

Payment of Wages (Amendment) (Tips and Gratuities) Act 2022

The Payment of Wages (Amendment) (Tips and Gratuities) Act 2022 came into on December 1st, 2022. The Act introduces new rules about how employers share tips, gratuities, and service charges amongst their employees. It also makes it illegal for employers to … Read More

Temporary Business Energy Support Scheme (TBESS)

Announced in the 2023 Budget, the Temporary Business Energy Support Scheme (TBESS) was introduced to support businesses with increases in their electricity or natural gas (energy) costs. Under the scheme, qualifying businesses can claim for 40% of the increases in … Read More

Investigating the Development and Implementation of an Accredited Continuous Professional Development Framework within the Hair and Beauty Sector

New research provides valuable insights concerning upskilling and talent development within the Hair and Beauty sector in Ireland. Boosting professional recognition could address skills shortages in the sector, as the profession would be seen as a more attractive career choice. … Read More

National Hairdressing Apprenticeship Occupational Profile Survey

The National Hairdressing Apprenticeship has been running now for three years. During this time many of you will have made use of this excellent resource. Now the NHA are undertaking a review of the programme, and are looking for your … Read More

National Hairdressing Apprenticeship currently enrolling, plus upcoming Employer Engagement Events for interested employers

Looking for a hairdressing apprentice? The National Hairdressing Apprenticeship is currently enrolling for the QQI Level 6 apprenticeship programme in the following centres around the country: LCETB: LCFE Mulgrave Street, Ennis Campus, Raheen Campus Cork ETB: St. Johns, Mallow WWETB: WCFE, Enniscorthy Community College … Read More

Gender-Based Bursary for Apprenticeship Employers Announced

Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris TD launched a new gender-based bursary for apprenticeship employers yesterday, 14th April 2022, as part of the Action Plan for Apprenticeship 2021-2025 and the ongoing drive on gender … Read More

Free Diversity & Inclusion Training

HABIC, in association with Image Skillnet, is offering members the chance to sign up for FREE Diversity and Inclusion Training commencing in May. A fundamental aspect of building inclusive working environments is ensuring that everybody has the knowledge and awareness … Read More

New Workplace Pension Scheme for Ireland

On March 29th, the government announced details of the Final Design principles for the Automatic Enrolment Retirement Savings System for Ireland.  Under the system, employees will have access to a workplace pension savings scheme which is co-funded by their employer … Read More

Ukraine Crisis Appeal

Countless lives in Ukraine are being torn apart by violence. There is massive and widespread displacement, trauma, injuries, and separation from loved ones. All of which is having devastating consequences on its people.  It’s heart aching to see the videos … Read More

The Future of Mask Wearing in your Work Place

The continued use of masks in the personal grooming industry will become voluntary on Monday, 28th of February. The Government has announced that as of the 28th Feb, the legislation that under pins the mandatory wearing of masks in the … Read More

Climate Toolkit for Businesses

The Tánaiste, and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment. Leo Varadkar T.D., and the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan T.D., today launched the Government’s new website to help businesses get started in taking climate action.  Tackling our carbon … Read More

Diversity in Ireland – Have Your Say!

Working together with @imageskillnet and @irishcentrefordiversity HABIC Ireland are undertaking a Survey on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in our sector. There are 3 surveys, one for each of the following:✔️ Employees✔️ Owner/ Managers✔️ Clients The aim of the survey is to gain … Read More

HABIC Tackling Domestic Abuse in Partnership with Women’s Aid

Did you know that one in four women in Ireland are subjected to domestic abuse? This is a shocking statistic, but with your help, we can do something positive and possibly make a life–changing difference for sufferers. Are you interested? … Read More

Government Announces New Law on the Distribution of Tips

The Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise Trade and Employment, Leo Varadkar TD announced plans yesterday to protect employees’ tips and to provide transparency to customers on tips. With more and more people paying for services electronically, research has shown that … Read More

HABIC Clean & Safe Practice Salon Award 2021

Have your salon’s high hygiene standard recognised with the HABIC Clean & Safe Practice Salon Award! ‘Trust’ and ‘reliability’ have become such important words. We as consumers need to trust that all service providers across all sectors diligently maintain a … Read More

Friday Oct 22nd, Another Milestone in the Winding Road to Recovery

Oct 22nd, is another of those dates that we have been looking forward to, not necessarily with the same anticipation as Dec 25th, but a date that our Government assigned in the growing list of COVID calendar dates. Following days of … Read More

Need to Recruit?

European Online Job Day. Irish Recruitment Day in Spain – 4th November 2021 EURES Ireland in the Department of Social Protection in cooperation with EURES Spain, is organising a European ONLINE Job Day aimed at attracting jobseekers and job changers … Read More

Information Webinar: Domestic Abuse in Ireland

Tackling Domestic Abuse in Ireland – We All Have a Part to Play With the high number of women working within our industry and with the volume of women clients who we meet on a daily basis, HABIC believes that … Read More

Work Placement Experience Programme (WPEP)

Introduced in July of this year, the Work Placement Experience Programme (WPEP) allows employers to host a jobseeker on a work experience placement to help the jobseeker to build new skills and gain valuable work experience. The programme is targeted at … Read More

Business Water Charges to Change from 1st Oct 2021

Following deferral of the original implementation date of 1 May 2020, the Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU) announced a revised date of 1 October 2021 for the new set of national water and wastewater business charges to come into … Read More

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