UK launches subsidy scheme to encourage population return to restaurants

Performed by: UK Government

Country: UK

As a way of encouraging the population to return to restaurants, the UK government launched in August 2020 the “Eat Out to Help Out” scheme in which it pays half of the restaurant bills of the customers.

The scheme provides to anyone who visits a restaurant, cafe or pub participating in the program on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays during the month of August a 50% discount on the bill. The discount applies to all food and non-alcoholic drinks consumed in the establishments, with a maximum value of £ 10 per person.

The subsidy is a way to protect jobs in the hospitality sector – which has been hit hard by the Coronavirus.