Speech: Dean Russell MP Proposes Tips Bill To Parliament
During the Presentation of Bills in the House of Commons, Dean proposed a Tips Bill that would prohibit employers retaining tips and gratuities intended for staff, and make provision about the division of tips and gratuities between staff.
There are common law provisions here. A statutory basis over rides those. Get those statutory changes wrong – which we can’t see as there is no published bill as yet – and the tax status of tips could be irretrievably changed.
Currently tips pay no NI nor VAT, they pay only income tax. A service charge – the alternative class or description – pays all three. What’s the betting this does get screwed up?