Wagamama, the international noodle-bar chain, has announced that it will include details of its tipping policy on its menus, following growing controversy over the issue. The company said it wanted to inform customers that all tips were shared among the employees via the payroll and that it did not deduct an administration charge. It said that the tips were given on top of pay, which was always at minimum wage or higher. Steve Hill, the chief executive of Wagamama, said: “Our staff work extremely hard for their tips. They are the ones who earn it and agree how it is distributed, and they are the ones who should receive it.” The group issued the statement following mounting pressure from various fair tips campaigns, which has resulted in the government considering closing the existing loophole in the minimum wage that allows restaurants to use tips to make up staff pay.