More than 66,000 meals were claimed in Nuneaton under the Eat Out to Help Out scheme.

Across the town, 51 venues signed up to the scheme which ran throughout August and gave people money off their bill.

In total, more than 100 million meals were claimed across the UK under the scheme.

Data from OpenTable shows bookings increased by an average of 52 per cent on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays throughout the whole of August, compared to the same days in 2019. 

The Eat Out to Help Out scheme gave local firms a huge boost  at a time when they needed it most according to Marcus Jones, the town’s voice in Parliament.

“I am absolutely thrilled at the level of support local people in Nuneaton have provided to our brilliant restaurants and hospitality businesses,” the Nuneaton MP said.

“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 Nuneaton 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.”

Eat Out to Help Out was just one part of the government’s Plan for Jobs – an ambitious £30 billion strategy to create, protect and support jobs as the country bounces back from coronavirus.

The government says it will continue to support the hospitality industry with a temporary discount to VAT, from 20 per cent to 5 per cent, until January 12, 2021. 

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