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Monday, August 31, 2015

Government considers action on restaurant tipping 'abuse'

The South Wales Evening Post have picked up on my post last week about the policy of restaurant chains towards tips for their staff.  Meanwhile the Independent reports that this issue has interested UK Government ministers.

They say that the Business Secretary, Sajid Javid, has announced a new investigation into how restaurants use the tips left by customers and whether a new code of practice is required:

“When a diner leaves a tip, they rightly expect it to go to staff. In full,” Mr Javid said. “I’m concerned about recent reports suggesting some restaurants pocket tips for themselves. That’s just not right.

“I’ve ordered an immediate investigation to look at the evidence and consider the views of employees, customers and the industry to see how we can deal with the abuse of tipping. We want a fair deal on pay for working people and that includes taking action on tipping abuse.”

This is very welcome however as the Trade Unions say, this should not be about capping admin fees as this will simply legitimise the underhand practice of restaurants taking a slice of staff tips and be near enough impossible to enforce.

When customers eat at restaurants they give tips in the expectation that all of it will go to staff and not be pocketed by management. That is what I expect this review to conclude and to implement.
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