BC MLA introduces bill to cap fees charged to restaurants by delivery services

Dec 10 2020, 8:21 pm

BC MLA, Trevor Halford, has introduced a bill to cap fees charged to restaurants by delivery services.

Halford, MLA for Surrey-White Rock, has introduced the Food and Beverage Delivery Fees Cap Act in the Legislature, a bill that if passed would cap fee charges to restaurants by delivery services at 15%

Currently, third party delivery services can charge as much as 30%of the total cost of orders.

“People are eager to support local businesses hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, and implementing this cap on delivery charges to restaurants is an easy step the NDP can take to help those businesses right now,” said Halford.

“Restaurants are struggling, and this common-sense decision will provide much-needed relief as we head into the holiday season, which would normally be their busiest time of year.”

“Reducing these delivery fees makes sense on many levels and was something both major parties committed to taking action on during the election, so there is no reason that the NDP couldn’t implement these changes immediately during this short session,” concluded Halford.

“This industry can no longer wait for John Horgan and the NDP to take action.”

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