UK restaurants will soon have to give all tips to their staff. It will be illegal for restaurants to keep tips. Many restaurants keep the tips customers add to their credit card payments or put in tip jars. Some restaurants use tips to pay workers. People are angry about this. Restaurant workers are very low paid. Many need the tips to survive. Over 150,000 hotels, bars and restaurants employ about two million people in the UK.
Many waiting staff are happy with the new law. They are fed up with chain restaurants keeping their tips. Restaurants often use tips to help pay chefs and kitchen staff. Workers went on strike earlier this year because of low pay. The new law will make sure restaurant workers are treated fairly. Workers will get to keep all of their tips. Restaurants say a new law is unnecessary because their industry makes sure working conditions are fair.