Eat Out to Help Out Scheme in August

I’m avoiding politics on this blog, but I’m amused by the Government’s introduction of this scheme. The reporting process is really secure, restaurants just have to tell the Government how many people they’ve given discounts to and they get a large payout. Certainly a brave use of Government funds.

But, my favourite bit is that the Government explains that discounts can only be provided for eat-in meals. This means that takeaways cannot sign up for the scheme. However, this text is in the rules:

“If a customer purchases a meal with the intention of eating it but then takes it away and leaves the premises, you can still apply the discount.”

So, you can take the food away. Bizarre….