More than 32,000 restaurants across the UK have now signed up to the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme.

It's not just restaurants who are eligible – the scheme is open to all establishments that sell food for consumption on the premises; such as hotels, leisure centres and office canteens.

Eligible establishments can register now so they are ready to use the scheme when it starts on 3 August.

Businesses using the scheme will offer a 50% reduction, up to a maximum of £10 per person, to all diners who eat and/or drink-in on Mondays to Wednesdays throughout August. Alcohol is excluded from the offer.

Customers do not need a voucher as participating establishments will simply deduct the discount from their bill, and reclaim the discounted amount through an online service.

Claims can be made on a weekly basis and will be paid into bank accounts within five working days. Businesses must wait seven days from registration to make their first claim.

Outlets which have already registered will start to receive window stickers this week, so customers can start looking out for the logo.

Registered outlets are now listed on a new online Restaurant Finder. To find out which local businesses have signed up go to: www.tax.service.gov.uk/eat-out-to-help-out/find-a-restaurant/

Published July 2020