Eat Out to Help Out: see how much diners saved in Scarborough borough

More than half a million discounted meals worth £2.6m were claimed in Scarborough during last year’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme.

By Carl Gavaghan, Local Democracy Reporting Service
Thursday, 28th January 2021, 11:20 am
Updated Thursday, 28th January 2021, 11:26 am

The government has released a breakdown of the figures for each local authority for the scheme, which allowed diners to get up to £10 off a meal at participating restaurants three days a week.

The figures, which cover the period up to August 31 2020, show that 506,000 discounts were claimed across Scarborough, Whitby and Filey at a value of £2,664,000.

The average discount claimed in the borough was £5.27 with 221 businesses signing up.

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The Government's Eat Out to Help Out scheme was a boost for the economy after the first national lockdown.

The average amount claimed by participating restaurants was £12,100.

The true figure for the area is likely to be much higher as large chains with more than 25 outlets across the country are not included in the regional figures.

The scheme was designed to give the restaurant trade a boost and get diners to support businesses after the first lockdown was lifted.

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The Government's Eat Out to Help Out scheme was a boost for the economy after the first national lockdown.

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