Author Topic: Migliaccio & Ors v Samuel Smith (Southern) UKEAT/0267/14/JOJ  (Read 1236 times)  Share 

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Just come across this interesting court case involving Samuel Smith Southern & gratuity.I know the SS pubs in the North with a card machine charge a 1.58% card fee.But didn't realise that the George & Vulcan charged a 12% fee  :HJH

Thought this may be of interest to members.

http://www.employmentcasesupdate.co.uk/site.aspx?i=ed26442 
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I have a menu from the George and Vulture from a few years ago and on the bottom it states"A suggested 12.5% service charge will be added to your bill"it's a bit tatty but will scan it if of interest.

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I have a George and Vulture menu I obtained in April. No mention of service charge. The only thing is a line stating that prices are inclusive of vat @20%, followed by allergy and intolerance bumph. I also note that Stingo is 13.70, about 75p more than in the pubs that stock it in London.

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And I'm fairly certain that the 1.58% surcharge is higher in London, 1.7something from memory. It amazes me when I see someone paying with a credit card for a pint. A pint! fer chrissakes. I imagine it's because they are hocked to the hilt and can't get any actual cash until the next payday.

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There are two different charges here.

1) The 1.58% charge if applied for using a credit card for payment.
2) The 12.5% service charge is a "tip" for the staff.

The 1.58% charge is ubiquitous across the London Samuel Smith's pubs and I believe it is the same rate in other UK pubs - this makes sense as the card charge would be the same across the UK, as one contract with one company for one service in all pubs.

I have not yet read the link.

DB.