BRIDGEND MP Jamie Wallis is urging restaurants and pubs in the borough to register under the Eat Out to Help Out scheme brought in by the UK Government.
The scheme applies on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays throughout August. Pubs, restaurants and cafes are allowed to open up indoors in Wales from August 3 but the scheme also applies to those serving food outdoors but not take-aways.
Under the scheme, all participating businesses need to register online at Gov.UK
Jamie, who is a Welsh Conservative, said: “It has been set up to be as easy as possible for both businesses and patrons. People do not need vouchers – they can just go along to any participating business and the discount of up to £10 per person is taken off the bill. Businesses reclaim the money through an online portal supported by HMRC and can be made weekly with money being paid into their bank accounts within five working days.
“I really hope people will take advantage of this and boost businesses in Porthcawl and Bridgend by supporting them. The hospitality industry has been very hard hit by this pandemic and this is the UK Government’s way of giving them extra support when they re-open.
“I see no reason why any business should fail to register as it’s so easy. And it will undoubtedly encourage people to eat out especially if the whole family goes when the cost could be quite high.”