Business / Businesses urged to register for Eat Out to Help Out scheme

RESTAURANTS and other establishments serving food can now sign up to a new government initiative announced by chancellor Rishi Sunak last week which will give customers discounts.

The Eat Out to Help Out registration page went live on Monday morning allowing businesses to join the scheme.

Restaurants, bars and cafes that use the scheme will be able to offer a 50 per cent reduction, up to a maximum of £10 per person, to all diners who eat and/or drink-in throughout August.

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. Claims can be made on a weekly basis and will be paid into bank accounts within five working days.

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.

Businesses will receive a window sticker to show they are using the scheme and they can download promotional items from GOV.UK.