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Euro-style stubble banned at work for Home Office immigration officers 

Euro-style stubble banned at work for Home Office immigration officers 

With the approach of Brexit, managers at the Home Office are re-asserting traditional English facial grooming standards, it seems:

Britain’s immigration officers have been told they are not allowed to sport stubble at work.

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…

It’s a good job these guys are focussing on the important stuff, what with a new immigration system to design and a system capable of registering 3 million EU citizens to concoct.

Source: Stubble banned at work for Home Office immigration officers, The Telegraph

Colin Yeo
Immigration and asylum barrister, blogger, writer and consultant at Garden Court Chambers in London and founder and editor of the Free Movement immigration law website.

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