Restaurants the UK will soon have to give all tips to their staff. The UK Prime Minister Theresa May announced new plans that will make it illegal restaurants to keep the tips given customers. For decades, many restaurants have kept most the tips customers add to their credit card payments or the money customers put tip jars. Some restaurants use the tips as part a worker's pay. Many people England are angry this. Restaurant workers are among the lowest paid staff Britain and many of them rely tips to survive. The food and drink industry the UK is huge. There are over 150,000 hotels, bars and restaurants in the UK. These employ two million people.
Many waiting staff in the UK are happy that the new law is coming . They said they were fed with international chain restaurants keeping the money that was meant waiters. The staff also said restaurant managers often used the tips to help pay the chefs and kitchen staff. Workers the TGI Fridays restaurant chain went on strike earlier this year because low pay. Prime Minister May said the new law would make sure restaurant workers are treated fairly. She said: "That's why we will introduce tough new legislation to ensure that workers get to keep all their tips." A spokeswoman the restaurant industry said a new law was unnecessary because the industry makes sure working conditions are fair