Gratuities

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 17th October 2018.

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Photo of Stephanie Peacock Stephanie Peacock Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 11 October to Question 176550 on Gratuities, whether the Government plans to publish (a) a response to the consultation on tips, gratuities, cover and service charges which closed on 27 June 2016 and (b) a draft Bill for pre-legislative scrutiny.

Photo of Stephanie Peacock Stephanie Peacock Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 11 October to Question 176550 on Gratuities, whether he plans to legislate to ban employers from making any deductions from tips through tronc systems; and what the planned territorial extent of the primary legislation referenced in that Answer is.

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

On 1 October 2018, the Government announced its intention to legislate to ensure employers do not retain tips.

The 2016 consultation on tips, gratuities cover and service charges gave clear support for Government action on this issue. We will publish full details of this legislation and a response to the consultation in due course.

The measure proposed extends to England, Wales and Scotland. Employment rights are devolved to Northern Ireland.

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