NTIA Welcomes Government move to protect millions of Nighttime Worker Tips

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Withholding tips from staff becomes unlawful as the Tipping Bill achieves Royal Assent, with more than 2 million workers to have their tips protected.

  • Withholding tips from staff becomes unlawful as Tipping Bill achieves Royal Assent.
  • More than 2 million workers will have their tips protected and be able to view an employer’s tipping record.
  • An estimated £200 million a year will go back into the pockets of hard-working staff by retaining tips that would have otherwise been deducted.

Millions of UK workers will take home an estimated £200 million more of their hard-earned cash, as employers are banned from withholding tips under the Employment (Allocation of Tips) Act 2023, which today (Tuesday 2 May) received Royal Assent.

Michael Kill CEO NTIA Says:

“Amazing cultural and social experiences at night begin with an exceptional team of staff, many of our employees live and breath the experiences we represent and put a huge amount of effort into delivering amazing customer experience.”

“Tipping is the customer’s opportunity to reward people for delivering above and beyond expectation and goes a long way to enhancing workers earnings across the sector.

“We welcome news that the Government have taken the step to protect employees’ gratuity payments. It seems almost surreal that we have had to legislate to ensure that a few unscrupulous employers are unable to withhold tips.”

“We are looking forward to working with Government Departments and stakeholders in developing a code of practice.”

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