The #TippingPointCampaign is racing to secure 10,000 signatures for its petition calling for fair and transparent tipping policies which went live today on the Government's petition website.
Launched by London restaurateur Alex Wrethman, the campaign has just 10 days to secure the 10,000 signatures needed to ensure a Government response on the issue, before the Government consultation on tipping closes on 27 June.
The petition calls for every UK hospitality business to be legally required to complete the Tipping Point Campaign declaration under which they would pledge to make their tipping policy transparent.
It also calls for businesses to be required by law to display a printed copy of the completed declaration at their premises and on company websites.
The campaign was launched in response to the exposure of alledgedly unfair tipping practices at some restaurants.
The #TippingPointCampaign was also prompted by Wrethman's concern at the lack of response to the business secretary Sajid Javid's review of tips and service charges, launched in May this year which he believes could result in the hospitality industry "sleepwalking into bad legislation".
Announcing the petition's launch today Wrethman urged the hospitality industry to sign the petition and called on the industry to help raise awareness of the campaign via social media.
He said: "We believe all British hospitality businesses must make a declaration on how they handle service charge, tips and gratuities and that this information should be made publicly available. This is all about transparency and exposing the facts so that hospitality customers and employees alike can make an informed decision as to how they wish to engage with the business."
The online petition can be found via www.tippingpointcampaign.org.uk.
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