Restaurants across Knowsley can now sign up to the Government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme.
Eat Out to Help Ou offers diners 50% off their bill at participating restaurants, on Mondays to Wednesdays throughout August.
Restaurants, bars, cafes and other establishments that serve food can register for the scheme as of today (Monday 13 July).
The Eat Out to Help Out initiative is aimed at protecting jobs in the hospitality industry and encouraging people to safely return to dining out.
Jim Harra, Chief Executive and First Permanent Secretary of HMRC, said:
“The hospitality industry is among the sectors worst affected by COVID-19. The Eat Out to Help Out scheme will deliver support to around 130,000 businesses, including restaurants, cafes and bars serving food and drink, helping to protect 1.8 million jobs across the UK.
“Registering is easy, and we urge businesses to sign up early so they are ready to use the scheme when it starts on 3 August.
“Businesses have made great efforts to re-open their sit-down services safely in line with social distancing guidance, so people can feel confident to dine out again.”
The scheme will offer customers a 50% reduction on their bill, up to a maximum of £10 per person.
Customers do not need a voucher as participating establishments will just remove the discount from their bill.
Participating businesses can reclaim the discounted amount through an online service, supported by HMRC. Claims can be made on a weekly basis and will be paid into bank accounts within five working days.
Who can register?
You can register for the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme if your establishment:
• sells food that is intended for consumption on the premises when purchased
• provides its own dining area or shares a dining area with another establishment for eat-in meals
• has registered as a food business with Knowsley Council on or before 7 July
How to register
Businesses can register to be part of the scheme online.
A searchable restaurant finder tool will be available to the public before the scheme launches on Monday 3 August.
The scheme can be used by diners who order food and/or drinks for consumption on the premises. Alcohol is excluded from the offer.