Restaurants in Skegness, Lincolnshire and the UK will be forced to pass on tips and service charges to their workers.
Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng will announce this week the new law that gives staff the right to keep 100% of their tips. It will also stop businesses from keeping the 12.5% service charge that many customers pay by card.
The law that will mean businesses have to distribute 100% of those charges between workers is great news for low paid hospitality workers.
Workers in the hospitality industry are some of the lowest paid in Lincolnshire and the UK. This new law will help increase wages and allow the thousands of people within the industry in Lincolnshire to come off the bread line.
Those in the hospitality industry have been waiting for more than five years for the Government to tackle the issue. Theresa May failed in her promise to tackle the issue, but it seems that Boris Johnson has finally listened to hospitality workers.
However, although the law is being brought in, there still could be a delay. Tourism experts have predicted it will take until next year at the earliest before it becomes law. It is hoped that business in Skegness and Lincolnshire will pass on the tips and service charges now instead of waiting for the law to be passed.
A lot of businesses in Lincolnshire already pass on the tips and service charges to their staff, but with this new law it will mean those that don’t will be forced to.