As we all know, eBay sellers up and down the land are among the most generous and magnanimous of folk, who can hardly help themselves with a generous gift or tip.
But be warned, Royal Mail have told staff not to accept gifts or tips, be they money, other items or hospitality, in excess of £30 because it could be considered a bribe under the new Bribery Act. Gifts must not, Royal Mail has said, must not be taken in return for a favour, such as an early delivery.
The Royal Mail website says: “It’s the season of goodwill. But it’s important to be careful about accepting gifts so you don’t fall foul of the Bribery Act. A bribe is not just about money, it could be any gift, hospitality or favour. Gifts may only be given or accepted up to a value of £30; any gifts over £30 must be politely declined.”
So, be warned ever generous eBayers and ecommerce merchants of British. Don’t did too deep for the tips.
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