How to Make a Claim for the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme
The Government have introduced the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme to allow eligible businesses to offer a discount to their diners and encourage them to eat at their restaurant.
The service you’ll use to claim reimbursements is now live and can be accessed here – Make a Claim – this will be available until 30 September.
You won’t be able to make a claim until 7 days after you have registered. The registration portal is now open, you can find out how to register here.
HMRC will pay eligible claims within 5 working days, and you will be able to submit your claims on a weekly basis.
Please note, you’ll still need to pay VAT based on the full amount of your customers’ bills, but VAT on food and non-alcoholic drinks has currently been reduced to 5%.
Any money you receive through the scheme will be treated as taxable income.
More guidance on how to make a claim will be made avaiable shortly.
Please note: This article is a commentary on general principles and should not be interpreted as advice for your specific situation.
What is the claim process?
Hello, these are the only details that have been released by the government so far. As soon as further details are announced, we will update this post. – Katie