Eat out and help out is a brilliant idea but it may not be effective with many still being cautious, say leading tax and advisory firm, Blick Rothenberg.
Genevieve Morris a partner at the firm said, “ Eat out / help out – this is a brilliant idea. Encourage people back to the pubs, restaurants and cafes – food bill is reduced but the Government will be relying on people continuing to pay for drinks and where this is beer and wine, spirits and ciders, they will benefit from the duty paid on the alcohol. “
She added, “ I’m not sure how effective this will be or what it will cost the Government – it’s hard to tell people to stay at home for 3 months and then do a U turn and encourage them to go out without many people being left cautious.
“Covid-19 is still very present in the UK and people that have been protecting themselves and their families by staying at home are unlikely to be encouraged to go out with the offer of discounted food.”