Eat out to help out: Britons claim 35m discounted meals


Treasury says figures for first three weeks of restaurant scheme are expected to rise

More than 35m discounted meals were claimed in the first two weeks of the government’s “eat out to help out” scheme for Britain’s hard-pressed hospitality sector, the chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has announced.

Figures released by HMRC show that Britons increasingly got the appetite for the cut-price offers, with the number of claims submitted by participating businesses more than doubling in the second week from just over 10 million in the scheme’s first week.

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