Employment (Allocation of Tips) Act 2023

The Government recently announcement that the Employment (Allocation of Tips) Act 2023 will now come into force on 1st October 2024, as opposed to the original proposed date of 1st July 2024.

Under this Act, employers will be required to pass tips on to workers; employers of businesses where tips are left more than occasionally are required to have a tipping policy in place; and workers have a new right to request a copy of their tipping record, in order to enable them to bring a claim to the Employment Tribunal where they believe they are not receiving tips they should be.

Employers will also be required to consider the new statutory Code of Practice when distributing tips. The final draft version of this new statutory Code has now been published: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/distributing-tips-fairly-draft-statutory-code-of-practice.