Hirsute call on Hammond to innovate with a shaving tax

In Uncategorized on November 23, 2016 by kmflett


Beard Liberation Front

Media Release 23rd November

Contact Keith Flett 07803 167266



The Beard Liberation Front, the informal network of beard wearers, has called on Chancellor Philip Hammond to be innovative in his Autumn Statement and announce a tax on shaving.

The campaigners say that while there has been a significant growth in beards, in reality they still represent a minority in the country compared to the clean shaven.

The BLF says that shaving is environmentally unfriendly and a Shaving Tax would do a good deal to address carbon reduction targets by reducing use of electric shavers and power used to make shaving products.

A Shaving Tax could be levied at £100 a year for all those who did not have a beard at the beginning of the financial year- April 1st. It would hit popular targets such as clean shaven bankers in the City who would have to grow a beard or pay up.

BLF Organiser Keith Flett said, Philip Hammond does not have a beard but he could boost his popularity considerably a by implementing an innovative Shaving Tax.

The Beard Liberation Front announces the shortlists for Beard of the Year 2016 and Parliamentary Beard of the Year 2016 on 25th November


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