MP Celebrates Success of Eat Out to Help Out Scheme

  • Over 100 million meals have been claimed under the Government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme
  • 78,000 meals claimed under the scheme in South West Bedfordshire
  • Andrew Selous MP urges local people to continue supporting local businesses as the UK bounces back from coronavirus

According to the latest statistics, more than 78,000 meals were claimed in South West Bedfordshire under the Government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme. This is a total discount of £286,000 overall with the average discount of £3.66 per meal in South West Bedfordshire.

In total, more than 100 million meals were claimed across the UK under the scheme, which ran throughout the month of August.  In total, 84,700 establishments signed up to the scheme, including 66 in South West Bedfordshire.

Commenting, Andrew Selous MP said, “I am absolutely thrilled at the level of support local people in South West Bedfordshire have provided to our brilliant restaurants and hospitality businesses.

“Eat Out to Help Out was always about far more than just giving people money off their meals – it was about protecting jobs which are reliant on businesses which have really struggled through coronavirus.

“I have no doubt that there are businesses in South West Bedfordshire today which, without this brilliant scheme, may not have made it through the summer. I hope local people will continue to support them in the months ahead.”


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