The registration for the Governments ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ scheme is now open via the following link

Register for Eat Out to Help Out Scheme

Benefits and Aims

The aim of the scheme is to encourage people to visit restaurants, cafes and other food establishments and spend money to help the businesses following the lock down restrictions. The terms and benefits of the scheme discounts as follows:-

  • all day, every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 3 to 31 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.

The scheme is open to the following types of establishment

  • those that sell food for immediate consumption on the premises
  • those that provide their own dining area or shares a dining area with another establishment for eat-in meals
  • those that were registered as a food business with the relevant local authority on or before 7 July

There are some that wont be able to register including

  • 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

To register, you must have:

  • the Government Gateway ID and password for your business (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.


There are further details of what records you need to keep, VAT implications and how to claim Here

If you would like to discuss this further or require any assistance please contact us 01229 820390