Will the Chancellor’s Special Offer on restaurant deals tempt you to eat out at our many restaurants in Lytham St. Anne’s in August?  Rishi Sunak today unveiled a mouth-watering, eye-catching Eat Out To Help Out programme for diners to enjoy 50 per cent discount at restaurants and pubs to help support the hospitality sector.

At restaurants and pubs registering to take part in the scheme, diners (including children) will receive a 50 per cent discount, up to a maximum of £10 per head. That means that if a meal costs £20, the diner will get £10 off. However, if a meal costs £30, the diner will still only get £10 off. Sadly the discount only covers soft drinks, not alcohol – so your wine or a glass of beer will not be included in the deal.

The restaurant or pub will claim the money back directly from the Treasury, which is expected to spend £500million on the scheme.  The Chancellor said, ‘Businesses will need to register and can do so through a simple website open next Monday. Each week in August businesses can then claim the money back with the funds in their bank account within five working days.’

Mr Sunak hailed the £500million scheme a ‘creative’ solution to get the restaurant trade back on its feet. Tastecard quickly tweeted that that they had been offering 2 for 1 or 50% off deals for fifteen years – and you get your first 50 days for free!