A great idea to get everyone supporting restaurants again!
Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced that all Brits will get a discount of up to £10 per head in a huge new scheme intended to help out the hospitality industry.
After four months of closures around the country, restaurants, bars, hotels and cafes have taken on a massive financial burden – with laws in place ensuring that their doors will stay locked until limits on lockdowns have been lifted. Others were innovative with the cuts, the implementation of takeaway services and the introduction of home delivery with partners including Uber Eats and Deliveroo. Still, those without the capacity to do so were forced to place staff on the furlough scheme and go without custom for an extended time.
The ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ scheme is set to be the UK first, and will allow people to claim the discount as many times as they’d like throughout August. While it almost sounds too good to be true, it isn’t and is a scheme put in place to encourage members of the public to return to pubs, bars and restaurants again.
Rishi Sunak also announced a massive slash in VAT, reducing it from 20% to 5% until January 12, 2021. The reduction will be valid on food (including non-alcoholic drinks), accommodation and attractions – and will help the sector get back on their fee