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Bad news for Gloucester’s waiters as poll reveals Britain’s stingiest cities

Based on a survey by Xendpay, this story on the tipping habits of Britons gained national attention after the results revealed that Gloucester is the worst tipping city in the UK. Read the article in full here.


A new survey, conducted by money transfer service Xendpay, revealed that one in four people in the city said they would not tip under any circumstances.

Newcastle also seems to be a city of tight purse strings, with 19 percent of diners admitted that they never leave a bit of spare change after a meal.

Waiting staff in cities such as Edinburgh, Glasgow, York, and Swansea fared much better, with not a single person in these five locations admitting to never leaving a tip.

Rajesh Agrawal, CEO of Xendpay said: ‘On the whole the poll shows Brits are ready to put their hand in their pockets, but if you are working for tips in certain areas, the odds are slightly more stacked against you.’

Despite London being one of the most expensive cities in the UK, the survey also revealed that 18 percent of Londoners said they would always leave a tip.

Mr Agrawal continued: ‘Some people may expect London to be the toughest market for tips but this shows otherwise.

‘Tipping varies between cultures and is an important transaction for people on both sides.’

‘The UK does appear to be getting more comfortable with the notion of tipping, but it is still surprising some people deciding how much to give is a hassle or is confusing.’


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