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Eat Out to Help Out Scheme update – claims service open

Monday 10th August, 2020

The claims service for restaurants taking part in the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme is OPEN.

Outlets can now claim reimbursements from the Government for discounts given to their diners this week (Monday to Wednesday), and payment will be made within five working days.

Businesses must wait seven days from the date of registration to make their first claim, and can only claim for scheme discounts offered on or after the date registered.

Claims can be made weekly and when signed into the service, businesses must select the periods that they are claiming for.

Across the UK more than 73,000 outlets have signed up for Eat Out to Help Out, and businesses can still register to use the scheme online at GOV.UK.

Information on making a claim is available online: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-money-back-through-the-eat-out-to-help-out-scheme

A video is also available which guides users through making a claim: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MB7OTL4SNaY

Businesses can register to use the scheme online: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/register-your-establishment-for-the-eat-out-to-help-out-scheme#register

The latest figures…

Eat Out to Help Out – Up to midnight on 9 August:

  • Total number of registered individual restaurant premises 83,000
  • Total number of claims made by businesses 14,000
  • Total number of individual restaurant premises claimed for 22,000
  • Total amount claimed £53.7m
  • Number of covers claimed for 10.5m

Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak said:

“Britons are eating out to help out in big numbers. And they aren’t just getting a great deal – they’re supporting the almost 2 million people employed in this sector.

“These amazing figures show that our plan for jobs is delivering.”

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