CIPP survey on treatment of tips and gratuities

28 October 2015

Concerns have been raised about the treatment of tips, gratuities, cover and service charge payments in the hospitality sector, particularly in relation to the percentage of each payment that goes directly to the employer.

The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills has published a call for evidence to gather evidence on the prevalence of different practices in relation to tipping – including admin charge deductions, the use of pooling practices and charges falling to workers in relation to their sales.

The government is also seeking evidence on the impact of these different practices on employers and workers. In particular, they are seeking views on the role for government in ensuring greater transparency and limiting the amount an employer can keep.

The government will assess the evidence collected through this exercise, and propose any further action to ensure fair and transparent practice in relation to tips, gratuities, cover and service charges.

The CIPP Policy Team has published a survey to gather views on how members and the profession deal with the various aspects of tips and gratuities.

This survey should take approximately 10 minutes to complete and will close at midnight on 8 November 2015.

Thank you in advance for your time and input.