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Campaigners express concern about Home Office ban on ‘stubble’

In Uncategorized on September 13, 2017 by kmflett

Beard Liberation Front

Media release 13th September

Contact Keith Flett 07803 167266

Campaigners express concern about Home Office ban on ‘stubble’

The Beard Liberation Front, the informal network of beard wearers, has said that it is concerned about a new Home Office document that goes into considerable detail about what men and women can and cannot wear and appear like.

A report in the Daily Telegraph notes:

Dress code guidance published by the Home Office on Tuesday advised staff that an “unshaven or stubble appearance” is not permitted – although full beards and moustaches are allowed.

Should a worker wish to grow facial hair, they must do so “at a time that minimises the period when you present an unprofessional image,” according to the advice.

The campaigners say the guidelines which apply to immigration enforcement officers must be withdrawn. While it is reasonable for an employer to expect someone to dress and appear sensibly in public facing roles there should be no need for detailed guidelines

BLF Organiser Keith Flett, the guidelines are taking the Civil Service back to the Victorian era. One person’s stubble is another person’s carefully manicured beard as any hipster can tell you. Perhaps the Home Office need a detailed guide on what is and is not a beard. It might become a best seller.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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