Rising energy prices

Rising energy prices pose threat to UK hairdressing

Lauren The Blog

energy pricesWe’re so sad to see the results of a recent survey addressing the threat rising energy prices pose on the UK hairdressing industry. The report (commission by Utilita Energy) reveals that nearly half of small hairdressers (47%) have been forced to cut staff working hours in order to pay their bills. In fact, it was revealed that the majority of salon owners are more concerned about the spike in energy costs than they are about Brexit. 

The report also reveals that more than three quarters (77%) of salons surveyed have seen the cost of their energy supply rise by at least £100 per year – with 10 percent of salons forking out an additional £500 or more. To combat this, it appears more than a quarter of small hairdressers (29%) have been forced to make staff redundant to reduce the cost of running their business – with half (47%) reducing their remaining workers’ hours to pay for their energy. Other measures include keeping doors closed (79%) and leaving lights off during the day (74%) and not switching the heating on (69%).

What do y’all think? Have you got any other bright ideas to share on how to save on energy? 

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