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headers already sent by (output started at /customers/f/d/b/newscabal.co.uk/httpd.www/wp-content/plugins/newsmax-core/lib/redux-framework/inc/class.redux_cdn.php:21) in /customers/f/d/b/newscabal.co.uk/httpd.www/wp-content/plugins/onecom-vcache/vcaching.php on line 696 Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /customers/f/d/b/newscabal.co.uk/httpd.www/wp-content/plugins/newsmax-core/lib/redux-framework/inc/class.redux_cdn.php:21) in /customers/f/d/b/newscabal.co.uk/httpd.www/wp-content/plugins/onecom-vcache/vcaching.php on line 704 New law will ban restaurants taking their waiters' tips after 6 YEARS of Tory delays - NEWSCABAL Deprecated: Required parameter $parent follows optional parameter $field in /customers/f/d/b/newscabal.co.uk/httpd.www/wp-content/plugins/newsmax-core/lib/redux-framework/inc/fields/section/field_section.php on line 43 Deprecated: Required parameter $parent follows optional parameter $field in /customers/f/d/b/newscabal.co.uk/httpd.www/wp-content/plugins/newsmax-core/lib/redux-framework/inc/fields/select/field_select.php on line 17 Deprecated: Required parameter $parent follows optional parameter $field in /customers/f/d/b/newscabal.co.uk/httpd.www/wp-content/plugins/newsmax-core/lib/redux-framework/inc/fields/background/field_background.php on line 43 Deprecated: Required parameter $parent follows optional parameter $field in /customers/f/d/b/newscabal.co.uk/httpd.www/wp-content/plugins/newsmax-core/lib/redux-framework/inc/fields/text/field_text.php on line 17 Deprecated: Required parameter $parent follows optional parameter $field in /customers/f/d/b/newscabal.co.uk/httpd.www/wp-content/plugins/newsmax-core/lib/redux-framework/inc/fields/switch/field_switch.php on line 17 Deprecated: Required parameter $parent follows optional parameter $field in /customers/f/d/b/newscabal.co.uk/httpd.www/wp-content/plugins/newsmax-core/lib/redux-framework/inc/fields/media/field_media.php on line 46 Deprecated: Required parameter $parent follows optional parameter $field in /customers/f/d/b/newscabal.co.uk/httpd.www/wp-content/plugins/newsmax-core/lib/redux-framework/inc/fields/sorter/field_sorter.php on line 17 Deprecated: Required parameter $parent follows optional parameter $field in /customers/f/d/b/newscabal.co.uk/httpd.www/wp-content/plugins/newsmax-core/lib/redux-framework/inc/fields/image_select/field_image_select.php on line 45 Deprecated: Required parameter $parent follows optional parameter $field in /customers/f/d/b/newscabal.co.uk/httpd.www/wp-content/plugins/newsmax-core/lib/redux-framework/inc/fields/multi_text/field_multi_text.php on line 46 Deprecated: Required parameter $parent follows optional parameter $field in /customers/f/d/b/newscabal.co.uk/httpd.www/wp-content/plugins/newsmax-core/lib/redux-framework/inc/fields/textarea/field_textarea.php on line 42 Deprecated: Required parameter $parent follows optional parameter $field in /customers/f/d/b/newscabal.co.uk/httpd.www/wp-content/plugins/newsmax-core/lib/redux-framework/inc/fields/color/field_color.php on line 45 Deprecated: Required parameter $parent follows optional parameter $field in /customers/f/d/b/newscabal.co.uk/httpd.www/wp-content/plugins/newsmax-core/lib/redux-framework/inc/fields/typography/field_typography.php on line 50 Deprecated: Required parameter $parent follows optional parameter $field in /customers/f/d/b/newscabal.co.uk/httpd.www/wp-content/plugins/newsmax-core/lib/redux-framework/inc/extensions/import_export/import_export/field_import_export.php on line 42
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New law will ban restaurants taking their waiters' tips after 6 YEARS of Tory delays


Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng is set to announce a legal right for staff to get 100% of service changes on card. But it’ll be a full six years at least since it was first proposed

A waiter in London's Covent Garden. Tory ministers have promised tipping reforms for years
A waiter in London’s Covent Garden. Tory ministers have promised tipping reforms for years

A new law is finally set to stop restaurants taking their waiters’ tips – after at least SIX years of Tory dithering.

Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng is expected to announce plans this week to stop firms keeping the 12.5% service charge many customers pay by card.

Instead bosses will be forced by law to distribute 100% of those service charges fairly between workers, which could include kitchen staff.

Sources said the need for change has become “acute” after Covid wiped out cash tips for many staff, and caused a recruitment crisis in hospitality.

But it comes a full five years since the government first suggested it could change the law – and three years after Theresa May said she would change it as soon as possible.

Even after this week’s announcement, no legal change is expected before next year at the very earliest, the Mirror understands.








Ministers are looking at wrapping the change into the long-awaited Employment Bill, which will not be introduced in this session of Parliament.

Ministers have been saying they would change the setup of waiters’ tips since 2016, following a lengthy consultation.

Theresa May promised to introduce a change to staff tips “as soon as Parliamentary time allows” at Conservative Party Conference in September 2018.

But in 2019, Business Minister Kelly Tolhurst said the legislation would be further delayed until the next session of Parliament.








Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng is set to announce the change this week
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The 2019 Queen’s Speech promised an Employment (Allocation of Tips) Bill to to “support those working hard”.

The Bill would have placed a “legal obligation on employers to pass on all tips, gratuities and service charges to workers without any deductions”.

Employers in England, Wales and Scotland would have been forced to “distribute tips in a fair and transparent manner, where employers have control or significant influence over the distribution of tips”.

But it never came before Covid hit, and there was then no mention of the Bill in Boris Johnson ’s latest Queen’s Speech in 2021.

It’s understood the change will be modelled on the original plan for the Allocation of Tips Bill from 2019.

The change was suggested years ago when it emerged chains including Prezzo, Zizzi and Pizza Express deducted between 8 and 10% of tips from employees. All three chains have since reversed the policy.


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