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Eat Out to Help Out starts today – with government paying half on restaurant bills in Inverness and elsewhere in Highlands


By Andrew Dixon

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The government scheme starts today.
The government scheme starts today.

From today customers will get up to 50 per cent off bills when visiting participating restaurants, pubs and cafés as the government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme starts.

Anyone visiting a participating restaurant, café or pub on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays throughout August will receive the half-price discount.

The scheme – part of the government’s Plan for Jobs designed to spur the country’s economic recovery from coronavirus – applies to all food and non-alcoholic drinks, with a maximum discount per person of £10.

It could save a family of four up to £40 per meal.

Several businesses in Inverness and elsewhere in the Highlands are involved.

Chancellor Rishi Sunak said: “Our Eat Out to Help Out scheme’s number one aim is to help protect the jobs of 1.8 million chefs, waiters and restaurateurs by boosting demand and getting customers through the door.

“More than 72,000 establishments will be serving discounted meals across the country, with the government paying half the bill. The industry is a vital ingredient to our economy and it’s been hit hard by coronavirus, so enjoy summer safely by showing your favourite places your support – we’ll pay half.”

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