10 Jul 2020

Eat Out to Help Out scheme - What we know

In the Chancellor's mini-Budget on Wednesday (July 8), he announced an Eat Out to Help Out Scheme.

The initiative, to help boost the hospitality sector following lockdown, gives consumers the opportunity to enjoy 50% off eating out at participating outlets from Monday to Wednesday through August.

Diners, including children, will be able to claim half price meals with a maximum discount of £10 per person. There is no minimum spend.

Eligible establishments are those in which food is sold for immediate on-premises consumption. This could include:

  • restaurants
  • cafés
  • pubs that serve food
  • hotel restaurants
  • restaurants and cafes within tourist attractions, holiday sites and leisure facilities
  • dining rooms within members’ clubs
  • workplace and school canteens

However, the discount cannot be applied to alcoholic drinks; tobacco products; food or drink consumed off-premises; food or drink that is sold as part of a private party, event or function taking place within an eligible establishment.

Bira members looking to participate in the scheme will need to pre-register.

According the Government, food retailers will be reimbursed within five days of making a claim.

Find out more about the scheme and how to take part here

Read Bira's reaction to the mini-Budget here