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|Small Business Revolt Spreads|
- Cut tax on cutting hair, say snippers
SMALL BUSINESS sabotage could spread from the roads to the country's hairdressing salons as it emerged stylists are to protest against the sales tax customers have to pay for a hair cut.
"We will be a very effective force in the run-up to the election just by talking to people in the chair," said Ray Seymour of the National Hairdressers Federation. "There are strong parallels here with the fuel protests."
Seymour has a point. The disputed tax, VAT of 17.5 per cent, was introduced by the last, Tory, Government, traditionally the natural political home of Britain's small business people. The fuel protests were against tax hikes that were also begun by the Tories.
Although they have little power to stop the country in its tracks, hairdressers are well armed for any battle. Who's going to argue with a surly snipper brandishing a pair of fiendishly sharp scissors at their head?