Borderers urged to take advantage of Eat Out Help Out discount scheme

Dozens of restaurants and cafes in Berwickshire have signed up to the UK Government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme, allowing customers to get up to £10 off their meals.

By Kevin McRoberts
Saturday, 1st August 2020, 7:15 am
More than 32,000 restaurants across the UK have now signed up to the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme. It is open to all establishments that sell food for consumption on the premises including hotels, leisure centres and office canteens. Businesses are being encouraged to sign up now, so they are ready to use the scheme when it starts on August 3, 2020.
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More than 32,000 restaurants across the UK have now signed up to the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme. It is open to all establishments that sell food for consumption on the premises including hotels, leisure centres and office canteens. Businesses are being encouraged to sign up now, so they are ready to use the scheme when it starts on August 3, 2020. Contributed pic

Borderers will be able to eat out and get a 50 per cent discount on food and non-alcoholic drinks, up to a maximum of £10 per person.

The discount is available every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday in August and can be used as many times as you want.

The discount will be automatically available to customers at participating restaurants.

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The business can then claim the reimbursement from the UK Government.

Participating restaurants can be found at www.tax.service.gov.uk/eat-out-to-help-out/find-a-restaurant.

Berwickshire MP John Lamont said: “It’s fantastic to see so many hospitality businesses in the Borders signing up for Eat Out to Help Out.

“The hospitality industry is one of the hardest hit industries from the coronavirus pandemic.

“It supports a lot of local jobs in our hotels, restaurants and cafes.

“I would encourage Borderers to find out who is participating locally and support them as much as they can during this difficult period.

“If you are just meeting with a friend for a coffee and cake, or going out for a big meal, you are able to benefit from this scheme.

“And it couldn’t be easier. The restaurant or café do all the hard work for you, and you don’t need any vouchers or coupons to take part.”