CIPP survey on impact of banning employers from making deductions from staff tips

09 January 2019

The government intends legislating to ban employers from making deductions from staff tips other than those required under tax law.  The government believes this legislation will offer a financial benefit to workers who will receive the tips they earn.  Many of these workers are earning the minimum wage.  It will also give consumers reassurance that the money they leave in good faith to reward service is going to the staff as they intended.

However, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is keen to understand the impact this will have on employers. Whether there will be any costs brought about by this policy and if so, whether they are one-off costs to introduce the policy or whether there would be any ongoing costs. BEIS would also like to know how long it would take for employers to bring about these changes. 

The CIPP Policy team has created a very short survey to help provide BEIS with this information.  This survey is aimed at members who work for an organisation where the employees receive tips or gratuities.  The survey should take no more than 5 minutes to complete and we would be very grateful if you could spare these few minutes to help provide BEIS with a realistic assessment of the impact this change will bring.

The survey closes on 18 January.