Tipping first mentioned in Tudor England.
Income Tax introduced in the UK. Tips are now taxable income (boo!).
The word 'Tronc' is first reported to be used in France for collecting boxes in churches to collect donations for the poorer in society (tronc des pauvres)
Exemption from National Insurance Contributions on tips first introduced
Tips confirmed as outside of the scope of VAT
Discretionary service charges first appear in the UK
HM Revenue and Customs begin large scale investigations into tipping practices and tronc systems ('Operation Gourmet'). Peter Davies, our Managing Director, is responsible for the operational aspect of this initiative.
Peter Davies leaves HMRC for the accountancy profession and starts work helping hospitality businesses to run legal, effective and fair tronc systems
Legislation introduced to prevent businesses from using tips and service charges to pay the National Minimum Wage
WMT start the first independent, outsourced Troncmaster Service
Government consultation on tipping practices in the UK begins, following reports in the media of alleged unfair tipping practices by some operators. First Troncbox software system released to clients, improving efficiency in the management of their tronc schemes
Prime Minister Theresa May announces that legislation will be introduced to ensure that all tips go to workers
WMT begins work on expanded and upgraded Troncbox software to offer clients and their employees increased functionality, analytics and visibility
Employment (Allocation of Tips) Bill introduced as a Private Members Bill by Dean Russell MP. It receives cross party support in the House of Commons.
The new Troncbox software is launched in advance of the Employment (Allocation of Tips) Bill becoming law
The Employment (Allocation of Tips) Bill and statutory Code of Practice is expected to take effect