A new law is being debated in Parliament that could see an end to businesses not passing on service charges from customers to their staff.
The Employment (Allocation of Tips) Bill, introduced by Dean Russell MP and backed by the UK Government, will ensure that all tips go to staff by making it unlawful for businesses to hold back well-earned service charges from their employees.
It also allows for more retribution should an employer not be acting properly, with information having to be made available if requested around tipping records.
The Bill is currently being debated in the House of Commons, and if successful will become law. The timetable for when this could come into force depends on the Bill’s passage through Parliament.
Victoria Brownlie Chief Policy Officer commented: “We’re really pleased to see the Government backing this Bill which will see more money making it into the pockets of those who have rightfully earned it. With the cost of living crisis, we need more measures such as these to ensure hard working people keep more of their money to meet these financial pressures. The British Beauty Council will continue to support the Bill to ensure the Bill doesn’t get watered down.”