New government initiative launched to protect jobs in hospitality industry

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The Eat Out to Help Out registration page is now live and can be used all day, every Monday to Wednesday, between the 3rd and 31st August 2020.

A new government initiative has been launched for restaurants and other establishments serving food to sign up to – it’s aim is to protect jobs in the hospitality industry and encourage people to safely return to dining out.

The Eat Out to Help Out scheme will offer a 50% reduction, up to a maximum of £10 per person, to all diners who eat and/or drink 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, supported by HMRC. Claims can be made on a weekly basis and will be paid into bank accounts within five working days.

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 7th

Businesses can register to be part of the scheme online at GOV.UK and after doing so will receive a window sticker to show that they are using the scheme.

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Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak, commented, “Restaurants and other eligible establishments are now able to support jobs by signing up to the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme.

“HMRC’s quick and easy registration page will soon have you on your way to welcoming back your customers with discounted dining on every Monday to Wednesday throughout August, with a simple process to reclaim these discounts back from the Government each week.”

Jim Harra, Chief Executive and First Permanent Secretary of HMRC, added, “The hospitality industry is among the sectors worst affected by Covid-19. The Eat Out to Help Out Scheme will deliver support to around 130,000 businesses, including restaurants, cafes and bars serving food and drink, helping to protect 1.8 million jobs across the UK.

“Registering is easy, and we urge businesses to sign up early so they are ready to use the scheme when it starts on 3rd August.

“Businesses have made great efforts to re-open their sit-down services safely in line with social distancing guidance, so people can feel confident to dine out again.”

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