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  • Apprenticeship changes
    Apprenticeship funding changes Information for employers about the way apprenticeship funding is changing, including details about the apprenticeship levy we are introducing from 2017. Apprenticeship funding from May 2017 25 October 2016 Policy paper Apprenticeship funding: how it will work 25 October 2016 Guidance Apprenticeships: become a training provider 25…
    Written on Wednesday, 26 October 2016 14:42
  • Timely Transforms Business with New Native iOS App
    Timely Transforms Business with New Native iOS App Small and medium sized businesses worldwide are embracing the flexibility and freedom of mobile to change how they do business. Apple and iOS are at the forefront of delivering exceptional experiences to their customers and leads the way when it comes to offering mobile solutions to the business community. As…
    Written on Thursday, 22 September 2016 13:53
  • Habia Corporate Supporter Worldpay are here to help your business
    Habia Corporate Supporter Worldpay are here to help your business Habia Corporate Supporter Worldpay are the UK’s leading payments provider, ranked #1 for service reliability and trust.   With a 42% market share across the UK their aim is to be the world’s most progressive and reliable payments partner, sharing insights and helping customers prosper. Whether you’re just starting your…
    Written on Thursday, 08 September 2016 09:09
  • HMRC help for self-employed Hair and Beauty businesses
    HMRC help for self-employed Hair and Beauty businesses Help for self-employed Hair and Beauty businesses Are you new to self-employment in the Hair and Beauty industry or thinking of starting your own business?HMRC would like to invite you to a webinar offering tax support so you can get off to the right start. Monday 26 September 14:00 to…
    Written on Tuesday, 06 September 2016 11:11
  • Upcoming courses from the Habia Skills Academy
    Upcoming courses from the Habia Skills Academy Level 3 Award in Creative Hair Extension ServicesDate: 31 October, 1, 2 November 5 December 2016Price: £599 The Habia Skills Academy (HSA) has just announced a new date for its popular Level 3 Award in Creative Hair Extension Services course with Habia Skills Team Member Michelle Griffin. This 4 day course…
    Written on Thursday, 18 August 2016 10:28
  • Win with O'Keeffe's
    Win with O'Keeffe's WIN! A year's supply of O'Keeffe's Working Hands hand cream!   Working in the hair and beauty industry, we all know that your hands are your most important asset, and for someone who relies on them day-to-day it's important you look after them!That's why we have teamed up with the…
    Written on Thursday, 18 August 2016 10:20
  • Electrolysis – The Resurgence
    Electrolysis – The Resurgence is electrolysis still the best kept secret in the profitable world of hair removal? Electrolysis – The Resurgence The vast majority of electrologists are full to capacity, which is why you never see them advertise... Electrolysis is often described as 'Progressively Permanent' because it requires a series of treatments to…
    Written on Thursday, 18 August 2016 10:12
  • Update from our Endorsed Providers
    The Hair and Beauty Industry Authority (Habia) is pleased to announce that Anne Veck Limited have been approved to become a Habia Endorsed Provider. Company owner Anne Veck, who recently won the Revlon Professional Global Style Master Award, attended the Habia Level 3 Education and Training course, on which she…
    Written on Wednesday, 17 August 2016 13:56
  • Professional Beauty North holding Education Forum following last years success.
    Professional Beauty North holding Education Forum following last years success. Habia and Professional Beauty are bringing the main event for educators back to Manchester Central, on Monday 19th September, to give colleges an essential insight into the needs of employers. This is the fifth Education Forum we've held and this year we have an employer panel that includes many key employers, plus…
    Written on Wednesday, 17 August 2016 13:24
  • Habia welcome Direct365 as Corporate Partners.
    Habia welcome Direct365 as Corporate Partners. Habia, the Hair and Beauty Industry Authority are delighted to welcome Direct365 as the latest Corporate Member at Partner level.Direct365 is a leading provider of essential workplace products and services, specialising in General and Clinical Waste, PAT Testing and Washroom Servicing. We aim to be the go to people for…
    Written on Thursday, 08 September 2016 15:35
  • Latest news from Centre of Expertise ISA Training
    Latest news from Centre of Expertise ISA Training Sophie Hendy Reaches UK Skills Final Sophie Hendy, of Tommy's Hair Company Llandudno, will take part in the World Skills UK Advanced Hairdressing Final Show in Birmingham this November, having secured her place by taking Bronze in the first regional heat in June. Sophie is the first ISA apprentice to reach…
    Written on Wednesday, 17 August 2016 10:49
  • Government Snips Tax Bill For Hair Industry Workers In Landmark Descision
    Government Snips Tax Bill For Hair Industry Workers In Landmark Descision Qualified hairdressers and barbers working in the industry across the UK are celebrating the news that they can now claim tax relief on their State Registration fees paid to the Hair Council.The Hair Council has convinced Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to recognise the hair and barber industry as…
    Written on Tuesday, 16 August 2016 11:25
  • HMRC’s Making Tax Digital Consultation
    HMRC has today launched six Making Tax Digital (MTD) Consultation Documents. The MTD Roadmap, published in December 2015, set out the government's plans to deliver a fully digital tax service by 2020. We recognise that these reforms are ambitious and radical and there is a lot to design and develop…
    Written on Monday, 15 August 2016 10:39
  • Latest announcements surrounding the Apprenticeship Levy and accompanying consultation on the funding proposals.
    Habia brings you further details on the latest announcements surrounding the Apprenticeship Levy and accompanying consultation on the funding proposals. The Government must address an "endemically low level of apprenticeship adoption by employers", a new report has warned, finding that the target of creating 3 million apprenticeships by 2020 will…
    Written on Friday, 12 August 2016 12:13
  • Apprenticeships Team at the Department for Education need your feedback
    As many of you know the Institute for Apprenticeships will launch in April 2017, with a responsibility for regulating the quality of apprenticeships. Preparations are already well under way for its launch. Trailblazers have been at the heart of the process of developing new apprenticeship standards so far. With this…
    Written on Thursday, 11 August 2016 07:40
  • Launch of Skills Plan/Report of the Independent Panel on Technical Education
    Today the report by the independent panel on technical education, chaired by Lord Sainsbury, was published. In parallel, the Government published its Skills Plan which responds to the panel's recommendations and sets out our overarching framework for the skills system. Together, they herald the most radical reforms to post-16 education since…
    Written on Friday, 08 July 2016 13:30
  • Latest text books from Habia
    Professional Beauty: Level 3 by Lorraine Nordmann Fully updated in line with the latest National Occupational Standards, this fifth edition of the bestselling textbook, Professional Beauty Therapy: Level 3 by Lorraine Nordmann, has been restructured and updated to reflect the changing needs of the beauty industry and students working towards…
    Written on Thursday, 30 June 2016 08:49
  • New CPD Courses from the Habia Business Academy
    Following the successful launch of the Habia Business Academy we are delighted to announce three new courses in response to requests from our Habia members. Stock Management SolutionsPrice: £99 per delegateLocation: On-site in your salon or college as well as at Habia's Doncaster or London officesCPD Points: 5.5Delivered by an…
    Written on Thursday, 30 June 2016 08:43
  • Information to help you from the National Hairdressers' Federation with pensions and the minimum wage
    Information to help you from the National Hairdressers' Federation with pensions and the minimum wage Half a million small businesses will need to start offering a pension this year – is yours one? More than half a million small and micro businesses will need to begin offering pensions to their staff during 2016, and salons urgently need to check whether theirs is one of them,…
    Written on Monday, 27 June 2016 09:40
  • Health and Safety and Employment Law updates
    Habia resident Health and Safety advisor Wendy Nixon and Employment Law expert David Wright keep you updates with the most common issues salon owners are facing. Rumour Has It by Wendy Nixon Ever wondered where rumours start? It's a common question within health and safety as many are left baffled…
    Written on Sunday, 26 June 2016 14:01