Gratuities

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 8th January 2018.

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Photo of David Crausby David Crausby Labour, Bolton North East

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when his Department plans to publish the response to the consultation on Tips, gratuities, cover and service charges which closed on 27 June 2016.

Photo of Margot James Margot James Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

An error has been identified in the written answer given on 22 December 2017.

The correct answer should have been:

Neither my Rt hon Friend the Secretary of State, nor I have had discussions with charities about the impact of these rules on their work.

The State aid rules apply to funding given to charities, as they would for any other body, where they are involved in economic activities. The rules are blind as to legal form; rather they are concerned with whether an entity is undertaking economic activities. And equally State aid may be granted legally to charities on the same terms as anyone else if it complies with the rules.

The Government is considering the responses to this consultation, and will respond in due course.

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Photo of Margot James Margot James Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

Neither my Rt hon Friend the Secretary of State, nor I have had discussions with charities about the impact of these rules on their work.

The State aid rules apply to funding given to charities, as they would for any other body, where they are involved in economic activities. The rules are blind as to legal form; rather they are concerned with whether an entity is undertaking economic activities. And equally State aid may be granted legally to charities on the same terms as anyone else if it complies with the rules.

The Government is considering the responses to this consultation, and will respond in due course.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes0 people think so

No0 people think not

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