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After months of closures pubs, restaurants, cafes and other food establishments have been able to resume business in the UK from 04 July. Now, a new government scheme will help these businesses to be busy again.
The scheme known as 'Eat Out to Help Out' allows dine-in customers to enjoy a 50% off discount at participating restaurants and eateries. Businesses registered for the scheme can then claim reimbursement for the amount of the discount.
The Eat Out to Help Out Scheme offers a discount to diners with the aim of encouraging them to eat out during less busy days/times.
Businesses participating in the scheme can only offer the official discount on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 03 to 31 August. Businesses are expected to offer the discount during the entirety of their opening hours on these dates.
Diners will receive a 50% discount on food and non-alcoholic drinks for dine-in only. There is a £10 cap per diner on the discount, which includes children who are dining, so a family of 4 could receive a maximum discount of £40 off of the total price, excluding any alcoholic drinks or service charges. There is no limit to the number of times a customer can use the offer during the period of the scheme. All diners in a group of any size can use the discount.
The scheme is primarily aimed at restaurants, cafes, bars and pubs, however can also be used in work and school canteens and food halls.
You can register if your establishment:
You cannot register:
The Eat Out to Help Out Scheme will be available from 03 to 31 August 2020.
If eligible, you can register for the scheme now through 31 August.
If you'd like to take part in the scheme, you must have:
You may also need your:
If you are planning to take part in the scheme, you can find promotional posters and materials provided by the government on their website. Registered businesses will also receive a display sticker so that customers can see that you are participating. The scheme will be promoted using the radio, media and advertising and registered establishments will be searchable in a database to be provided by the government on their website.
For more information and official guidance on the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme, visit the gov.uk website.