15 July 2020

Businesses urged to sign up to the Eat Out to Help Out scheme

The Government is launching the Eat Out to Help Out scheme, throughout August to encourage people to dine out.

Restaurants, cafes and pubs are being urged to sign up to the Government’s new Eat Out to Help Out initiative which will encourage people to dine out by giving them up to £10 each off a meal.

The 50 per cent discount will apply to all food and soft drink orders on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday throughout August, as long as they are eaten on the premises.

Business owners then claim the money back from the Government.

Chancellor Rishu Sunak hopes the scheme will boost the tourism and hospitality industry by attracting customers on quieter days of the week, helping businesses build up their customer base.

Only businesses who are on the official register – which opened on 13 July and remains open until 31 August – will be able to offer the discount and be reimbursed.

Business owners need to register their details on the Government website. The list of registered businesses will be published soon.

Those that are registered will be able to claim the money back from the Government between 7 August and 30 September, with reimbursements set to reach businesses within five working days.