Beard Liberation Front
Media Release 6th March
Contact Keith Flett 07803 167266
HIRSUTE RENEW CALL ON HAMMOND TO INNOVATE WITH A SHAVING TAX
The Beard Liberation Front, the informal network of beard wearers, has renewed its call on Chancellor Philip Hammond to be innovative in the Budget 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.
Those currently employed in the shaving industry can easily be re-deployed into the beard care area of the economy, a growing sector.
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 remains resolutely clean shaven but he could boost his popularity and the Exchequer’s finances considerably by implementing an innovative Shaving Tax.
The Beard Liberation Front announces the Beard of Ireland on March 17th