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Eating out to help ends TODAY when Rishi Sunak tells guests to go further


The British are in a hectic final battle to take advantage of today's East Out to Help Out deal – as Rishi Sunak ruled out an extension of the promotion, but Wetherspoons announced its own discount program.

Guests joked that it was Food Binge Day and that they would try to "eat as much as possible" to get the most out of the program. The government has paid 50% of the bill up to £ 10 per capita in participating restaurants Monday through Wednesday.

The Chancellor said that more than 64 million meals have been consumed since the initiative began in early August.

Reports that it could expand to serve hard-pressed city centers were denied today by a senior Treasury source who told MailOnline, "We love it as much as everyone else, but Rishi is very clear about hard stops."

In the meantime, pub operator JD Wetherspoon has announced that it will be offering discounts on meals from Monday to Wednesday until at least November 11th, which the program describes as a "big boost" for the hotel industry.

The program was part of an attempt to boost the hospitality industry following the coronavirus outbreak.

Mr. Sunak said, “Towards the end of the“ Eating Out to Help ”program, I would like to thank the guests who have fallen in love with their locals again.

The guests joked that it was

Guests joked that it was Food Binge Day and that they would try to "eat as much as possible" to get the most out of the program

“For the managers who have spent weeks making sure their restaurants are safe, and for the chefs, waiters and waitresses across the country who have worked tirelessly, sometimes with more customers than ever before, everything helps protect 1.8 Millions of jobs in the region in the hospitality industry.

Wetherspoon plans to maintain discounts after the Eat Out program ends

The pub operator JD Wetherspoon is starting its own program at reduced prices after the government's "Eat Out to Help Out" initiative has ended.

The move will lower prices on a range of food and beverages Monday through Wednesday through November 11th.

Lower prices begin Tuesday after the government's endeavors to encourage people to eat through meal subsidies in August.

Wetherspoon said the prices of some of its meals and drinks will be cheaper than those that are available to take away.

Chairman Tim Martin said, “The government's Eat Out to Help Out program has been extremely popular with our customers and has given the hospitality industry a huge boost.

& # 39; We want to offer our customers an excellent selection of food and drinks at a good price-performance ratio.

"Our offer means that a classic beef burger in our pubs is even cheaper than McDonald's."

"The program has reminded us why we like to eat out as a nation, and I urge guests to keep the momentum going to continue our economic recovery."

The idea of ​​keeping the discounts in the city centers should be a live discussion within the Treasury.

A minister told The Daily Telegraph: “The program has been a great success in general, but it is all very good if you have a cheap meal at your local restaurant when those restaurants are already good ones because of work from home Make transactions.

"It is the target restaurants in the city centers that need help and that is where resources should be concentrated."

A number of chains and agencies have announced that they will continue the practice through September, despite government funding being withdrawn.

The prices quoted by Wetherspoon for a range of food and drink will be reduced Monday through Wednesday through November 11th.

Lower prices begin Tuesday after the government's endeavors to encourage people to eat through meal subsidies in August.

Wetherspoon said the prices of some of its meals and drinks will be cheaper than those that are available to take away.

Chairman Tim Martin said, “The government's Eat Out to Help Out program has been extremely popular with our customers and has given the hospitality industry a huge boost.

& # 39; We want to offer our customers an excellent selection of food and drinks at a good price-performance ratio.

"Our offer means that a classic beef burger in our pubs is even cheaper than McDonald's."

Jemima Ferguson, Marketing Director at itsu, said: & # 39; The program has been extremely successful for us at itsu.

The Eat Out to Help Out program ends today as its inventor, Rishi Sunak, thanks guests for participating - but urges them to keep eating out

The Eat Out to Help Out program ends today as its inventor, Rishi Sunak, thanks guests for participating – but urges them to keep eating out

Guests celebrated their meal offerings today as they made the most of the program before it ended

Guests celebrated their meal offerings today as they made the most of the program before it ended

Guests celebrated their meal offerings today as they made the most of the program before it ended

Chancellor is warned not to burden the middle class with fuel, capital gains, and pensions to pay off the coronavirus bill

Senior Tories last night called on Rishi Sunak to abandon plans for a £ 30 billion tax break, fearing it could slow economic recovery.

The Chancellor is reportedly considering a major tax levy in this fall's budget to fill the public finances gap after record spending on coronavirus.

Many of the proposals would hit the middle class and be better off.

Fuel tax, capital gains tax, corporation tax, triple pension block and pension tax relief should be in the line of fire

It is reported that the proposals have been worked out by tax officials as "options" for ministers in the budget set for November.

Ministers have not yet made any decisions on how to deal with a deficit that is expected to exceed £ 300 billion this year.

However, a cabinet minister said the chancellor would face a revolt if he pushed tax collection forward.

"Such tax increases would be the worst economic policy at the moment," said the minister.

& # 39; It would guarantee a much deeper recession. Large parts of the economy are still fragile – we need to encourage it, not throttle it. & # 39;

& # 39; It helped get 50% more transactions every week during the Eat Out to Help Out period with no negative impact on our trading later in the week.

"We believe the positive effects of this program will last for many months."

Meg Ellis of Honest Burgers said, “We have been really encouraged by the energy transition in our sector as a result of the Eat Out to Help Out program.

“The program, which they liked very much, allowed us to get more people back into work. For some of our friends who work independently in the industry, this was the opportunity to safely open up for the first time.

"It was a pleasure to see vitality return to their restaurants."

The head of the pub chain Greene King told the BBC that the locations in the city center were still struggling, especially in London, although some of the 3,100 locations saw a significant increase in sales.

Andy Lennox, who runs two Zim Braii restaurants in Bournemouth and also founded The Wonky Table network of around 500 hotel companies, said: “Trade is currently at a record high.

& # 39; It's a fake bubble so don't get too excited, but Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday are likely up 100% year over year. The week is up 50%. Thursday has turned – it's the new Monday. & # 39;

The Chancellor is reportedly being asked to continue the program within the government.

A minister told The Telegraph: “The program has been a great success in general, but it's all very good if you have a cheap meal at your local restaurant when those restaurants are already doing good business because people are from home work.

"It is the target restaurants in the city centers that need help and that is where resources should be concentrated."

Senior sources say the matter is an ongoing discussion in the Treasury Department.

The staff at Ivy Victoria in London prepare the dining area as the government's Eat Out to Help Out initiative comes to an end

The staff at Ivy Victoria in London prepare the dining area as the government's Eat Out to Help Out initiative comes to an end