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Campaigners say a beard tax would not work

In Uncategorized on May 13, 2016 by kmflett

Beard Liberation Front

14th May

Contact keith Flett 07803 16766

Campaigners say a beard tax would not work

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The Beard Liberation Front the informal network of beard wearers has said that the idea of a beard tax, floated by a man who owns a chain of barbers shops and has admitted that he is ‘anti-beard’, would not work.

The group which campaigns against, beardism, irrational prejudice against the hirsute, says that barber Antony Kent’s plan for a beard tax is fundamentally flawed.

While history records several beard taxes including Peter the Great these were aimed at the rich and powerful in society. The lower orders had insufficient money historically to pay any direct taxes.

A modern beard tax would require a Beard Inspectorate to enforce tax payment and just to check on beards in Dalston and Shoreditch in East London alone would be likely to outweigh proceeds from the tax.

The campaigners say that Mr Kent would do well to think more positively.

Many barbers now offer beard trims, styling and grooming at premium prices. The money to be made from hirsute customers would both help profits and produce more in tax revenue for the Chancellor

BLF Organiser Keith Flett said, Mr Kent is a businessman and he is right to spot the idea that with the growth of beards in Britain there is money to be made, some of which at least can be used for the benefit of wider society. However he needs to think more positively about how the power of beards can be harnessed to do this. A beard tax would not work.

Link to story

http://www.worcesternews.co.uk/news/14489079.Barber_calls_for_tax_on_beards/

 

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