The tipping survey was reported on in the South Wales Evening Post – they were very interested in the fact that Swansea residents are the top restaurant tippers in the UK. Read the article in full here.
Swansea has come out top in a survey of the best and worst tippers in the UK.
New research has found that restaurant staff in the city are almost guaranteed a tip for service, after every person asked said they always leave something on the table.
The Welsh city was joined at the top by Edinburgh, Glasgow, York and Wrexham.
Residents in Gloucester meanwhile have been named the stingiest in the UK, with one in four saying they would never leave a tip in any circumstances.
The city was closely followed by Sheffield, where 21 per cent of respondents to the survey admitting never tipping.
The research, conducted by internet money transfer service Xendpay found, however, that 14 per cent don't tip where it was “confusing or inconvenient”, and 74 per cent value service above the quality of what is served.
“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," Xendpay CEO Rajesh Agrawal said.
“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.”
Ruth Dawson / firstname.lastname@example.org / @ruth_dawson
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