The Eat Out to Help Out scheme has launched this week, giving families 50 per cent off their restaurant bills in August.
There are 5,048 participating independent restaurants, cafes and pubs, and outlets from smaller chains in The North West Laura Evans Conservative Mayoral candidate for Greater manchester has welcomed the Eat Out To Help Out Scheme, which will give people in Greater Manchester up to 50 per cent off their bills in restaurants, cafes and pubs on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays throughout August.
The scheme–part of the government’s Plan for Jobs that will spur the country’s economic recovery fromcoronavirus–applies toall food and non-alcoholic drinks, with a maximum discount per person of £10.In the North West there are 5048 participating independent establishments, and outlets from smaller chains (those with 25 restaurants or fewer).More than 72,000 establishments are participatingin total, including independent eateries and family favourites such as Pizza Express, Costa Coffee and Nando’s
The scheme will help keep more money in hardworking families’ pockets and givethe UK’s hospitality sectora vital boost.
Also included in the Government’s £30 billion Plan for Jobs:
A temporary cut in VAT for the tourism and hospitality sectors.
A Job Retention Bonus to encourage employers to retain staff who have been on the furlough scheme,with the Government paying a one-off bonus of £1,000 for every employee who was furloughed and who is kept on until 31January.
The temporary removal of stamp duty on all homes under £500,000 until the end of March 2021, to catalyse the housing market.
A new Kickstart Scheme, which will create hundreds of thousands of new, fully-subsidised jobs for young people.
Commenting, Laura said:“The Eat Out To Help Out scheme is a great way to boost local businesses and protect jobs across our hospitality sector–which has been hard hit by coronavirus–while allowing families to keep more money in their pockets.“I encourage my to enjoy summer safely by going out and supporting their local restaurant.”Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak said:“Our Eat Out to Help Out scheme’s number one aim is to help protect the jobs of 1.8 million chefs, waiters pub owners and restaurateurs by boosting demand and getting customers through the door.“More than 72,000 establishments will be serving discounted meals across the country, with the governmentpaying half the bill. The industry is a vital ingredient to our economy and has been hit hard by coronavirus.So enjoy summer safely by showing yourlocal restaurants your support.