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£ 11 for Red Bull, service charge £ 236: Bill for celebrity chef Salt Bae’s new London restaurant shocks Twitter

We all remember ‘Salt Bae’, Turkish chef Nusret Gokce who went viral a few years ago for his photo of sprinkling salt on meat. The chef has now opened a chain of restaurants across the world. Gokce recently shared a video giving an overview of the new restaurant that has opened in London. “I waited […]

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Service fees vs administrative fees

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled that a country club’s administrative fees that were referred to as “service charges” in certain documents should be paid to its employees accordingly. This should serve as a warning to Massachusetts employers to be cautious about how they refer to services. This case revolves around a specific law of […]

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Reduction of service fees for uncertain microfinance institutions

ISMAIL HOSSAIN | Posted: Sept. 11, 2021, 9:07 a.m. | Update: Sept. 20, 2021, 11:20 a.m. A government decision to reduce service fees for microcredit operations remains in limbo, especially over the sector’s non-cooperation. Seven months ago, the regulator began cutting the current interest rate or service charge by 24 percent, imposed by microfinance institutions […]

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Staff accuse burger chain Byron of changing service charges | Hotel industry

Burger chain Byron has been accused of creating a “hostile environment” between managers and waiters who fear their tips are about to be diverted to raise the salaries of kitchen workers and restaurant managers. Byron distributes the 10% service charge he applies to bills between the waiters, who receive 70%, and the kitchen workers, who […]

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Fixing England’s Home Service Fee Scandal

Ensuring that multi-billion pound property charges are fair and honest is not something that should be left to volunteers. Yet inadequate regulation of service charges means that an “armchair army” of angry apartment dwellers is often the only antidote to the epidemic of overcharging and error revealed by an FT investigation. Deep contract reform is […]

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After the service charge cap, here’s how much you’ll have to pay for the Covid-19 vaccine in private hospitals

After Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday announced a price cap on service charges for Covid-19 vaccines in private hospitals, vaccine prices between manufacturers were revised. Prime Minister Modi said the Center decided to buy 75% of vaccines from vaccine manufacturers for free supply to states, while private sector hospitals would continue to source 25% […]

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Peter Davies explains why removing service charges is an expensive one-way street for hotel operators.

Every few months I read that another hotel company has made the decision to abolish service charges, tips, trunk diets and everything that goes with it. Most of these companies do it for what they really think is the right reasons and with the best intentions and motives. Some do it to confuse, some to […]