From Monday 3 August, the government is running its Eat Out To Help Out scheme, in a bid to get more people spending money in restaurants post-lockdown.
The plan was unveiled by Chancellor Rishi Sunak in the budget on 8 July, alongside a reduction in VAT from 20 per cent to five per cent for hospitality and tourism. That measure will be in place till 12 January 2021.
After being closed for months, as a result of the nationwide Covid-19 lockdown, pubs and restaurants were allowed to reopen to diners on 4 July. But many are still struggling to get enough customers through the door.
It is hoped the discount scheme will encourage spending and consumer confidence. But how do you go about getting your money off?
Throughout the month of August, everyone in the UK will be entitled to 50 per cent off their meal when they dine out at participating restaurants, which will have registered through a governmental website.
The discount allows customers a maximum discount of ?10 off per person, including children.
It is available to use by consumers on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays throughout the month.