Restaurants could be forced to hand over all tips to their staff under new proposals tabled in Parliament.

A Tips Bill has been brought forward by Conservative MP Dean Russell in a bid to put protections in law. 

Several pledges have been made in recent years to stop employers making deductions from money left for staff by customers, although legislative action failed to materialise.

The Bill would prohibit employers from retaining tips intended for staff and enable arrangements to be made about how tips are divided between staff members.