Labour supporters tip the least frequently, according to a recent survey.
The survey of 864 British adults by YouGov found that eight in ten of us tip waiters, whereas six in ten tip taxi drivers, and half tip barbers or hairdressers.
But it turns out that, in the jobs surveyed, Labour supporters are least likely to tip, while Conservative voters are most likely to tip.
Tipping has been in the news recently following the scandal surrounding certain chains failing to grant 100 per cent of tips to its staff, such as Pizza Express, Cote Brasserie, Cafe Royal, Giraffe and Las Iguanas.
It was revealed in The Independent that some restaurant chains were using some or all of the service charge attached to bills for “administrative costs”.
Business Secretary Sajid Javid announced at the end of August a new investigation into restaurant practices regarding tips left by customers, and whether a new code of practice is required.
When a diner leaves a tip, they rightly expect it to go to staff. In full.
I’m concerned about recent reports suggesting some restaurants pocket tips for themselves. That’s just not right.