BRITS can enjoy half-price restaurant meals and cut price day trips this summer as part of a bumper plan to rescue Britain’s coronavirus-ravaged economy. And Rishi Sunak has slashed VAT by a whopping 15% for the hospitality sector from 15 July through to 12 January next year – to get more Brits out and about to boost the nation after months in lockdown. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates MEAL DEALS Brits will be able to dine out at cafes, restaurants and pubs from Monday to Wednesday for half price – up to £10 a head per person – throughout the month of August. The discount – dubbed Eat Out to Help Out – includes meals for kids too, but won’t include alcoholic drinks. The discount can be used unlimited times too, so people can enjoy it as many times as they like.It will help 1.8million jobs and affect 120,000 businesses, the Treasury says, and will cost roughly half a billion pounds. The average family spends nearly £20 a week on cafe meals and eating out. It means that for a family of four eating out at a restaurant, a total bill of £80… Read full this story
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