To help businesses bounce back the Government have launched the ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ scheme. This offers a strong incentive to encourage customers to return. They save money and you can claim this back.

From 3 to 31 August, customers can get a 50% discount when they eat in at restaurants, cafes, bars or pubs that are registered with the scheme.

The scheme is also open to all establishments that sell food for consumption on the premises; such as hotels, leisure centres and office canteens.

Businesses using the scheme will offer a 50% reduction, up to a maximum of £10 per person, to all diners who eat and/or drink-in on Mondays to Wednesdays throughout August. Alcohol is excluded from the offer.

Customers do not need a voucher as participating establishments will simply deduct the discount from their bill, and reclaim the discounted amount through an online service.

Claims can be made on a weekly basis and will be paid into bank accounts within five working days. Businesses must wait seven days from registration to make their first claim.