Christopher Whiteside MBE is Conservative County Councillor for the Egremont North and St Bees Division of Cumbria County Council. The division includes St Bees, Bigrigg, Wood End, Moor Row, part of the Mirehouse area of Whitehaven, and surrounding countryside.
He is also deputy chair (political and campaigning) of the North-West region of the voluntary wing of the Conservative party.
Chris lives and works in Copeland with his wife and family.
Unfortunately some companies choose to withhold cash from hardworking staff who have been tipped by customers as a reward for good service.
That is why the government is overhauling tipping practices by making it illegal for employers to withhold tips from workers – helping around 2 million people keep more of the money they earn.
The government is already providing a boost to workers, through the National Living Wage – this policy to protect tips will also help ensure that workers receive a fair day’s pay for a fair day’s work.