Hospitality industry can now register for government 'Eat Out to Help Out' scheme
Date published: 13 July 2020
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The ‘eat out to help out’ discount can be used Mondays - Wednesdays in August
Restaurants and other establishments serving food for on-premises consumption can now sign up to the government ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ discount scheme.
Restaurants, bars, cafes and other establishments who use the scheme will be able to offer a 50% reduction, next month on meals up to a maximum of £10 per person.
The scheme can be used by diners who order food and/or drinks for consumption on the premises. Alcohol is excluded from the offer.
The scheme is open to eligible establishments across the UK and can be used all day, every Monday to Wednesday, between 3 and 31 August 2020.
Customers do not need a voucher as participating establishments will just remove the discount from their bill. Businesses simply reclaim the discounted amount through an online service, supported by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). Claims can be made on a weekly basis and will be paid into bank accounts within five working days.
A searchable restaurant finder tool will be available to the public before the scheme launches on 3 August.
Who can register?
You can register for the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme if your establishment:
- sells food that is intended for consumption on the premises when purchased
- provides its own dining area or shares a dining area with another establishment for eat-in meals
- has registered as a food business with the relevant local authority on or before 7 July
Businesses can register to be part of the scheme online:
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