90,000 Eat Out to Help Out meals eaten in Stamford and Grantham, and 74,000 in Rutland and Melton
The number of meals eaten under the Government's Eat Out to Help Out scheme have been revealed today (Friday, September 4).
Across the UK more than 100 million meals have been claimed for so far (up to August 31, 2020), with 4,460 outlets in the East Midlands signed up to the scheme which aimed to get customers back into restaurants and cafes following the coronavirus lockdown by offering a 50 per cent discount on meals and non-alcoholic drinks from Monday to Wednesday.
In the East Midlands 3.7 million meals were claimed for including 90,000 in the Stamford and Grantham parliamentary constituency area, which also includes Bourne, equating to £583,000 in discount claimed - an average of £6.44 per meal. There were 118 businesses signed up.