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Claim Money Back Through the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme

Claim Money Back Through the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme

HM Revenue & Customs have release information on how to claim the reimbursement for discounts given to diners with the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme. Please note you cannot make a claim yet. The claims service will be available from 7 August to 30 September.

If you have not already sign up to be of this scheme, find out how to register for the scheme here.

Who can claim?

If you have registered your establishment for the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme and offered scheme discounts to diners on Mondays to Wednesdays between 3 and 31 August, you can:

  • claim back the discount given on food and non-alcoholic drinks
  • submit weekly claims for August until 30 September

You must make the claim yourself, you cannot ask an agent to do it for you.

You must enter accurate details for all the establishments you’re claiming for before submitting your claim. If you need to amend information later your payment may be delayed.

When you can claim

You can make a claim after 7 days from the date of your registration. The earliest you can make a claim is 7 August. You can only claim for scheme discounts you offered on or after the date you registered. 

For more information on the following:

  1. What you’ll need
  2. How to claim
  3. Records you must keep
  4. What happens next

Additional Information


Other Help You Can Get

HMRC have published guidance with more information on eligibility and how to offer the discount.

You can download promotional materials to promote that you’re offering discounts.

NHS have introduced the test and trace service to help track the spread of coronavirus.

Find coronavirus financial support for your business.

Contact HMRC

You can contact HMRC about the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme, if you cannot get the help you need online.