We’ve all probably heard about the Government’s Eat Out to Help Out Scheme but if you run a restaurant you need to register your establishment to take part.
Here’s what the Gov.uk website says:
“You can use the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme to offer a discount to diners and encourage them to eat at your restaurant.
You can use the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme:
- all day, every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 3 to 31 August 2020
- to offer a 50% discount, up to a maximum of £10 per person, to diners for food or non-alcoholic drinks to eat or drink in
- to claim the money back from the government
There is no limit to the number of times customers can use the offer during the period of the scheme. Your customers cannot get a discount for someone who is not eating or drinking.
Alcohol and service charges are excluded from the offer.”
This is an offer that applies for eat-in venues and not takeaway only food and drink venues, mobile food vans and trailers and dining services.
There are a few things you need to provide when registering and you will need a Government Gateway iD so you need to get cracking as that takes a few days to sort out.
Here’s a link to the full gov.uk web page with all of the necessary details including a link to start the registration process.
Registration will close on 31 August.