Eat Out to Help Out Scheme
Businesses can use the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme during August to offer a discount to diners and encourage them to eat at your restaurant – registration is now open.
You can use the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme:
- all day, every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 3rd to 31st August 2020
- to offer a 50% discount, up to a maximum of £10 per person, to diners for food or non-alcoholic drinks to eat or drink in
- to claim the money back from the government
There is no limit to the number of times customers can use the offer during the period of the scheme. Your customers cannot get a discount for someone who is not eating or drinking.
Alcohol and service charges are excluded from the offer.
Registration will close on 31st August.
Who can register?
You can register if your establishment:
- sells food for immediate consumption on the premises
- provides its own dining area or shares a dining area with another establishment for eat-in meals
- was registered as a food business with the relevant local authority on or before 7th July 2020.
You cannot register:
- an establishment that only offers takeaway food or drink
- catering services for private functions
- a hotel that provides room service only
- dining services (such as packaged dinner cruises)
- mobile food vans or trailers
What you’ll need to register:
- your Government Gateway ID and password (if you do not have one, you can create one when you register)
- the name and address of each establishment to be registered, unless you are registering more than 25
- the UK bank account number and sort code for the business (only provide bank account details where a BACS payment can be accepted)
- the address on your bank account for the business (this is the address on your bank statements)
You may also need your:
- VAT registration number (if applicable)
- employer PAYE scheme reference number (if applicable)
- Corporation Tax or Self Assessment unique taxpayer reference
If you are registering 25 establishments or less, you must provide the details of each.
If you’re registering more than 25 establishments
You do not have to provide details for each one but they must be part of the same business.
You should provide a link to a website which contains details of each establishment participating including the trading name and address. You may also need to provide a list to HMRC on request, with details of all participating establishments.
What happens next
You’ll be registered instantly and will receive a registration reference number – you’ll need this when you claim the reimbursement. You can download promotional materials to help you promote the scheme and let your customers know that you’re taking part, you’ll also be added to a list of registered establishments that will be available to the public.
If you are taking part in this scheme please let the BID know and we will help promote you via our social media pages.