Rishi Sunak Considering Bringing Back “Eat Out To Help Out” Scheme When Pubs & Restaurants Reopen

Jesse Williams

By Jesse Williams

Jesse Williams

25 Feb 2021

Chancellor Rishi Sunak is reportedly considering bringing back the Eat Out To Help Out scheme in a bid to restart the UK’s hospitality economy.

Sunak is set to announce a number of financial measures with the view of rehabilitating businesses as lockdown restrictions begin to lift, as part of next week’s budget statement.

Eat Out To Help Out originally launched at the end of the second national lockdown, offered diners £10 off per meal at bars and restaurants. A success for bargain hunters yes but the scheme was said to play a part in the surge of coronavirus cases that saw the UK fall into its third national lockdown.

This isn’t the only incentive Sunak is considering. Resolution Foundation is also urging the Chancellor to give away up to £9bn in High Street vouchers which would see every adult £150 and every child £75 each, to boost spending across a range of reopening sectors. We’ll soon know what Rishi has in store for the nation with his plans due to be announced on March 3.