You can use the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme to offer a discount to diners and encourage them to eat at your restaurant.
You can use the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme:
all day, every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 3 to 31 August 2020
to offer a 50% discount on food or non-alcoholic drinks to eat or drink in (up to a maximum of £10 discount per diner)
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.
Registration will close on 31 August.
Find out more about the scheme at the Free HMRC Webinars, running every weekday until Friday 31st July 2020.
Who can register
You can register if your establishment:
sells food for immediate consumption on the premises
provides its own dining area or shares a dining area with another establishment for eat-in meals
was registered as a food business with the relevant local authority on or before 7 July
You cannot register:
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
If your application is based on dishonest or inaccurate information, your registration will be revoked.
What you’ll need
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)
the date your business started trading
You may also need your:
VAT registration number
employer PAYE scheme reference number
Corporation Tax, Self Assessment or Partnership Self Assessment unique taxpayer reference
If you are registering 25 establishments or less, you must provide the details of each.
You must register all of your establishments at the same time. It’s not possible to add further establishments later. If you need to correct any information given during registration or amend your registration, you’ll need to contact HMRC.
If you’re registering more than 25 establishments
If you’re registering more than 25 establishments that are part of the same business, you do not have to provide details for each one.
You should provide a link to a website which contains details of each establishment participating in the scheme including the trading name and address.
You may also need to provide a list to HMRC on request, with details of all participating establishments.
You’ll need a Government Gateway user ID and password.
If you’ve used your Government Gateway user ID for Self Assessment, Corporation Tax, or VAT, you must use your existing user ID and password.
If not, you can use an ‘individual’ Government Gateway user ID, or create a new user ID and choose an ‘individual’ account type.