- Over 100 million meals have been claimed under the Government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme
- 159,000 meals claimed under the scheme in Great Yarmouth
- Brandon urges local people to continue supporting local businesses as the UK bounces back from coronavirus
More than 159,000 meals were claimed in Great Yarmouth under the Government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme, according to the latest statistics. In total, more than 100 million meals were claimed across the UK under the scheme, which ran throughout the month of August. In total, 84,700 establishments signed up to the scheme, including 121 in Great Yarmouth.
The scheme, which was designed to support the hospitality industry after a challenging few months because of coronavirus, was a resounding success. And I know that it has made an enormous difference to local businesses. I am absolutely thrilled at the level of support local people in Great Yarmouth have provided to our brilliant restaurants and hospitality businesses. Eat Out to Help Out was always about far more than just giving people money off their meals – it was about protecting jobs which are reliant on businesses which have really struggled through coronavirus. I have no doubt that there are businesses in Great Yarmouth today which, without this brilliant scheme, may not have made it through the summer. I hope local people will continue to support them in the months ahead.”
Eat Out to Help Out was just one part of the Conservative Government’s Plan for Jobs – an ambitious £30 billion strategy to create, protect and support jobs as the country bounces back from coronavirus. The Government will continue to support the hospitality industry with a temporary discount to VAT, from 20 per cent to 5 per cent, until 12 January 2021.