Hospitality is one of the UK’s biggest employers and has been hit especially hard by lockdown.
In April, 80% of venues closed, and 1.4 million hospitality workers have been placed on furlough since then.
Some venues have been able to provide a takeaway service during lockdown. But this often means lower average spending and less people employed.
So, what is ‘Eat Out to Help Out’?
You may have heard of the new “Eat Out to Help Out” scheme, launched on August 3rd with the aim of encouraging people to eat out at local restaurants. Diners can get 50% off of food and soft drinks up to the value of £10.
Here’s what you need to know!
The maximum discount is £10 per person.
It is valid all-day Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 3 to 31 August, across the UK.
Food and drink will appear on the menu at full price, but the restaurant will take the money off the bill before claiming it back from the government.
You cannot claim discount on alcoholic drinks or service charges.