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L'înformâtion et les sèrvices publyis pouor I'Île dé Jèrri

Application of tips by restaurants (FOI)

Application of tips by restaurants (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 01 April 2020.
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Please can you confirm if it is legal for a restaurant or a hotel in Jersey to automatically add or charge 10% to the bill, and if it is legal, does that include drinks or just the meal?


The question is a request for legal advice and is therefore not information that is held by the Government of Jersey for the purposes of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011.

Article referenced

Article 3 Meaning of “information held by a public authority”

For the purposes of this Law, information is held by a public authority if –

(a) it is held by the authority, otherwise than on behalf of another person; or
(b) it is held by another person on behalf of the authority.

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