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Gratuities: Unfair Practices

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 222636, tabled on 18 February 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when his Department plans to bring forward legislative proposals to tackle unfair practices in the hospitality sector in relation to (a) tips, (b) gratuities, (c) cover charges and (d) service charges.

Answered on

26 February 2019

The Government has announced its intention to legislate to ensure that all tips left to workers are kept by them in full. In some sectors, tips are a significant part of staff income. It is only right that workers keep the full value of tips left in recognition of good service and hard work.

This commitment was published as part of the Government’s Good Work Plan, which represents the largest upgrade to workplace rights in a generation. Full details of legislation on tips will be published in due course.