Brits tip an average £4.64 after a having a meal or drink out

By Michelle Perrett

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Research revealed: Brits will tip an average of £4.64 after a meal or drink experience (Credit: Getty/izusek)
Research revealed: Brits will tip an average of £4.64 after a meal or drink experience (Credit: Getty/izusek)

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Brits will tip an average of £4.64 after a meal or drink experience, new research by comparethemarket.com has shown.

If they have had a good experience after staying in a hotel or visiting a new place they give an average tip of £5.14. 

According to the research of 1,000 people almost two-thirds (60%) of Brits will happily leave a tip when in the UK or abroad but almost one in five (19%) won’t leave a tip at all, no matter their destination. 

Top reasons

The top reasons for not tipping were that have a personal budget for non-necessities, which tips don’t fall into (39%). Over a third (35%) said it was because workers are already getting paid, so they didn't believe they should also give them money, whilst over one in five (22%) think people expect a tip, which makes them feel uncomfortable.

A good experience topped the list of when people will give a good tip, showcasing that Brits will happily tip if they have had a pleasant encounter. However, they are less likely to gift a large amount for a delivery.

Tip preferences

Delving further into how tip preferences differ across the UK, a higher percentage of Birmingham residents (34%) stated they don’t tip, followed by Bristol (33%). However, it’s Belfast where a large number of residents do tip no matter their location (77%) followed by Glasgow (73%).

It is also Gen Z those aged 18 to 24  (71%) that will happily gift money wherever they go, over any other age group.

This news was revealed as it is thought the Government is likely to reveal a new policy on tipping staff ensuring that they receive 100% of all tips. The move would mean waiters tips would not be able to be kept by  a company on card transactions. 

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