Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced the arrival of the Eat Out to Help Out scheme earlier this year. Already hungry diners have been out and about, sampling the best of Britain’s reopened restaurant scene after lockdown measures began to ease. And although the scheme can save customers a lot of money, the scheme is not without its caveats.
What is Eat Out to Help Out?
Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced the Eat Out to Help Out scheme earlier this year.
The scheme is intended to help the restaurant industry recover after months of closures due to COVID-19.
The promotion allows people to receive a discount of up to 50 percent on food and soft drinks throughout August.
Is Just Eat taking part in Eat Out to Help Out?
Although many businesses who use Just Eat may be taking part in Eat Out to Help Out, discounts from the scheme do not apply to deliveries placed through the service.
However a VAT cut was introduced by Mr Sunak for the hospitality and tourism industry on July 15 until January 12, 2021.
Your local takeaway may have slashed its prices in line with this, but restaurants and takeaways may also keep their prices the same at this time.