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UK has announced a stimulus package that would take 50% off meals in restaurants, pubs and cafes

A new scheme launched this morning by the British government at more than half of the UK’s restaurants, cafes and pubs will see Britons eat at 50% of the full price. The scheme “Eat Out to Help Out” is backed by £500million of taxpayers’ cash.

Diners who eat out on Mondays to Wednesdays in August will have half of their bill covered by the Government, up to £10 per head.

More than 90 chains including McDonald’s, Nando’s, Pizza Express and Costa Coffee are among the 72,000 venues taking part in Eat Out to Help Out, which is backed by £500million of taxpayers’ cash.

This is among fiscal measures aimed at jumpstarting the hospitality industry and ensure jobs are retained in the wake of the corona virus pandemic and its hot in the economy