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24th April 2024

BBPA Responds To Tipping Legislation

Emma McClarkin, Chief Executive of the British Beer and Pub Association said:

“Having responded to the consultation on the Code of Practice and aired our concerns we are glad to see elements of the Code clarified in the final version.

“Allocating tips to staff in a fair and open way is an important strand in ensuring that employers are treating their staff in a proper and supportive manner.

“For our members, the move to better transparency, staff-engagement and record-keeping largely already reflects current practices, but having a level playing field in the form of the Act and the Code across all businesses will provide further reassurance for employees. Equally, an extension in the implementation deadline to 1st Oct allows businesses additional time to ensure their policies and processes are reviewed and updated where necessary.

“We look forward to working further with the DBT team to develop industry-specific guidance over the coming months to ensure the requirements can be implemented in a practicable manner reflecting the nature of hospitality businesses.”


For more information or to arrange an interview contact / 020 7627 9199

About the British Beer & Pub Association
The BBPA represents UK companies which between them brew over 90% of the beer sold in the UK and own over 20,000 pubs.

Our members include international companies, national and local brewers and pub businesses operating managed and tenanted pubs in cities, towns and villages across the country.

These businesses are at the heart of communities and local economies and include family businesses who have been brewing beer and running pubs for hundreds of years alongside emerging brewers and pub operators.

  • The UK’s beer and pub industry supports close to 940,000 jobs
  • The industry adds £26.2billion to the UK’s economy each year


For more information or to arrange an interview contact / 020 7627 9199

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