Rishi Sunak hints Eat Out to Help Out scheme could return this winter!

Rishi Sunak has refused to rule out a winter version of the Eat Out to Help Out scheme “to get consumers spending again!”

Mr Sunak said this morning there would be more measures to try and get people out and about again after the encouraging news that the UK economy grew 15.5% this summer.

New stats from the Office of National Statistics showed a record economic bounce back through July to September.

The Eat Out to Help Out discount dining deal meant Brits could get up to 50 per cent off meals, up to £10 per person, Monday through Wednesday in August. 

The scheme is credited with getting the economy rumbling again as people flocked to restaurants, pubs and cafes.

Mr Sunak said he would be looking at economic measures to get people spending again.

Speaking to Sky News this morning, Mr Sunak said: “I won’t talk about specific measures, but more broadly I think it’s right when we finally exit this (lockdown) and hopefully next year with testing and vaccines, we’ll be able to start to look forward to getting back to normal.

“We’ll have to look forward to the economic situation then and see what the best form of our support.

“We want to get consumers spending again, get them out and about, we’ll look at a range of things to see what the right interventions are at that time.”

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