Rishi Sunak gives 50 percent discount to EVERY Briton to eat out in August

Rishi Sunak has announced an eating out discount to encourage Britons to dine out once more. This aim is to boost the economy, and send Britons back to restaurants as a cash flow boost to the industry.

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There will be a VAT cut to five percent and a government backed grant for eating out in August.

Rishi Sunak tweeted amid the announcement: “To support restaurants and the people who work in them we’re saying ‘Eat Out to Help Out’.

So for the month of August we will give you a 50 percent reduction, up to £10 per head, on sit-down meals and non-alcoholic drinks Monday-Wednesday. #PlanForJobs.”

On Twitter a number Britons responded to the news.

One said: “That’s all very good, but most people I know eat/drink out for the experience, and until they don’t have to negotiate sign-in registers, perspex screens, biohazard clothing, social distancing & generally being treated like disease vectors they won’t be going back.”

“Austria did this 3 weeks ago and its 25 Euros per person,” one complained.

Another said: “I don’t want to eat out for 50 percent reduction!! I and thousands of others want the help to buy scheme extended so that we all don’t lose our homes that we’ve worked hard for!!!”

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