Employment (Allocation of Tips) Bill
The Employment (Allocation of Tips) Bill is scheduled to have its Second Reading in the House of Commons on Friday and the full text of the Bill has been published today.
The legislation is in the form of a Private Members’ Bill, presented by Watford MP, Dean Russell, who was successful in the Private Members Bill ballot in May. It provides for a requirement that all tips, gratuities and service charges are allocated by hospitality operators to workers.
While Private Members’ Bills typically have very little chance of success, ballot bills take priority in the time available and this particular Bill is in line with the stated policy of the Government, meaning its chances of becoming law are higher than is generally the case.
The team at WMT will be reviewing the proposed legislation carefully and we will endeavour to provide our detailed comments next week.
Of course, if the Bill does proceed, it could be amended further once it has been considered by Parliamentary committees and debated.
The Hospitality team at WMT will keep you informed as matters progress.