Strikepay – Tap to Tip!

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Who carries cash these days? This question was relevant before COVID darkened our door and it is all the more relevant now as we are repeatedly asked to make contactless payments as opposed to the ‘old fashioned’ cash payments. So … Read More
Statutory sick pay leave

Statutory Sick Pay

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Sick Leave Pay, another bill for the business owner Earlier this week, cabinet signed-off on new legislation to give all workers the right to paid sick leave. The Government’s Statutory Sick Pay Scheme will be phased in over a four-year … Read More
The Importance of Enhanced Ventilation

Enhanced Ventilation – A Vital Necessity

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You Should not Underestimate the Importance of Ventilation in Salons You’ll often hear people say that fresh air is good for the soul. Well, fresh air is also good for your health and the health of your customers and your … Read More
Economic Recovery Plan and it's impact on the Personal Care Sector

Economic Recovery Plan

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The Government announced their Economic Recovery Plan (ERP) on Tuesday, 1st June. It was a far-reaching plan with 4 Pillars identified and a €3.6billion package of spending supports and measures to support the economy as we emerge from the pandemic. … Read More
Staff declining to return to work is proving troublesome for the industry

Staffing Issues have gained Government attention.

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There’s been much talk within the industry and many of our Members have been in touch voicing their frustrations of staff not returning to work, despite there being ample work. The resulting anxiety and challenges have gained much media attention … Read More

CRSS – Double Restart Weeks

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Restart Week – CRSS Guidelines Did you know? Businesses that have qualified for CRSS, may be eligible to claim two additional weeks of support! (ACTE) under the scheme on the first two weeks they reopen/ restart work. For most of … Read More
Patch Testing and COVID-19 Vaccinations, Setting the Story Straight

Patch Testing and COVID-19 Vaccinations

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Setting the Story Straight Industry Statement: COVID-19 Vaccinations/Patch Testing To date, we have not seen nor are we aware of any evidence to support or confirm the rumours, regarding the need to wait 2 weeks post-COVID-19 vaccination before getting a colour … Read More
Work Safely Content from HABIC Ireland for the Personal Care Sector

Work Safely Content

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Your doors have re-opened, and your clients are back. From all the engagement and feedback from our Members yesterday (Monday May 10th – will we ever forget that date!), there is an overwhelming sense of joy, of re-connection and of … Read More
HABIC Confirms May 10th for the re-opening of the Personal Service Sector

It’s Official, Our Doors Re-Open on 10th May!

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To all our Industry Colleagues – We’ve been on a tumultuous journey over the past number of months to say the least. Who would have thought that when HABIC confirmed Government’s decision for all Personal Services to close on Dec … Read More
HABIC Submits report to Government outlining Supports needed by the Hair and Beauty Sector.

Impact of Covid-19 on Hair and Beauty Sector

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Support needed to ensure future sustainability. Huge increase in black market trading 21st April 2021:  The Hair and Beauty Industry Confederation (HABIC) has written to the Government to highlight the devastating impact of Covid-19 on the sector in Ireland.  It … Read More
Applying the SBASC

Small Business Assistance Scheme for COVID (SBASC)?

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Are you eligible? If you are, the closing date for the receipt of Applications for Phase 1 of the Small Business Assistance Scheme is fast approaching. The application deadline is Wednesday 21st April 2021. What is the SBASC? SBASC is intended … Read More