Eat Out to Help Out
Updated: Jul 15, 2020
August 2020 Scheme
On 8th July the Government revealed the new Eat Out to Help Out scheme along with other measures under the "A Plan for Jobs" announcement. The new Eat Out to Help Out scheme will support approximately 130,000 businesses and protect 1.8 million jobs by encouraging the public to dine out this August. To get more information from the Government about the scheme visit HERE.
WHAT IS THE SCHEME?
Every diner will be entitled to a discount on their meal at participating restaurants, cafes, pubs and other food establishments. You can use the 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
without a limit on the number of times a customer can use the offer
Your customers cannot get a discount for someone who is not eating or drinking. Alcohol and service charges are excluded from the offer.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
Even if you have received Government support through other measures (e.g. grants, job retention scheme, etc) you can still register your business to take part in this scheme if your establishment:
sells food for immediate consumption on the premises
provides its own dining area or shares a dining area with another establishment for eat-in meals
was registered as a food business with the relevant local authority on or before 7 July
You cannot use it if:
an establishment that only offers takeaway food or drink
catering services for private functions
a hotel that provides room service only
dining services (such as packaged dinner cruises)
mobile food vans or trailers
If your application is based on dishonest or inaccurate information, your registration will be revoked.
HOW DO I REGISTER?
You will need:
the Government Gateway ID and password for your business (if you do not have one, you can create one when you register)
the name and address of each establishment to be registered
the UK bank account number and sort code for the business
the address on your bank account for the business
the date your business started trading
You will receive a registration reference number which you'll need to claim reimbursement. Read more about how to register at this link HERE. WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
Download promotional materials to promote the scheme and let your customers know that you’re taking part.
The Government will add your business to a list of participating establishments that will be available to the public.
You can start offering the discount from 3rd August onwards.
For each day you use the scheme, keep records of the:
total number of people that have used the scheme
total value of the transactions
total amount of discounts you've given
LET SOUTHEND BID KNOW IF YOU ARE TAKING PART IN THE SCHEME SO
WE CAN PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS