Thursday 30 June 2022 11:03 AM MP urges Commons to unite behind legal push to allow workers to keep ALL their ... trends now

Thursday 30 June 2022 11:03 AM MP urges Commons to unite behind legal push to allow workers to keep ALL their ... trends now
Thursday 30 June 2022 11:03 AM MP urges Commons to unite behind legal push to allow workers to keep ALL their ... trends now

Thursday 30 June 2022 11:03 AM MP urges Commons to unite behind legal push to allow workers to keep ALL their ... trends now

MPs urged to unite to back new tipping law that would help millions of workers keep ALL gratuities from customers by closing a debit and credit card loophole that lets COMPANIES keep them Tory Dean Russell will attempt to close cred and debit card loophole next month Cash tips are already covered by law but card payments can be kept by bosses  The Government ran out of time to get a similar law into place earlier this year 

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MPs have been urged to unite behind a fresh push to pass a law allowing hospitality staff and other works to keep all their tips. 

Tory Dean Russell will attempt to close a loophole next month that allows firms to withhold gratuities from staff if they have been made using credit or debit cards.

The Watford MP aims to use a private members bill to bring in the change after the Government ran out of time to get a similar law into place earlier this year.  The change was first mooted by ministers six years ago.

Supporters of the law change say it would help up to two million workers who earn the minimum wage increase their take-home.

But he faces pushback from the hospitality industry, which argues that firms should be allowed to use some of the money to cover transaction costs. 

Mr Russell, 46, told MailOnline his Employment (Allocation of Tips) Bill would block bosses 'from retaining tips which are intended for the staff who provide the service to customers'.

Tory Dean Russell will attempt to close a loophole next month that allows firms to with-hold gratuities from staff if they have been made using credit or debit cards.

Tory Dean Russell will attempt to close a loophole next month that allows firms to with-hold gratuities from staff if they have been made using credit or debit cards.

The Watford MP will use a private members bill to bring in the change after the Government ran out of time to get a similar law into place earlier this year. The change was first mooted by ministers six years ago.

The Watford MP will use a private members bill to bring in the change after the Government ran out of time to get a similar law into place earlier this year. The change was first mooted by ministers six years ago.

'It is important that each business is given the opportunity to talk to their staff about how tips will be allocated,' he said.

'Some businesses will share tips

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