100,000 cut-price meals bought in East Dunbartonshire through Eat Out To Help Out

Diners in East Dunbartonshire bought more than 100,000 discounted meals through the UK Government's month-long Eat Out to Help Out scheme, figures reveal.

Thursday, 4th February 2021, 3:37 pm
Updated Monday, 8th February 2021, 3:13 pm
Eat out to Help Out scheme has been criticised

For three days a week in August, people could buy a half-price meal at outlets that signed up to the scheme and save up to £10 per person.

The initiative, which saw people flock to pubs, restaurants and cafés across the UK has since been criticised over claims it encouraged further spread of Covid.

New data from HM Revenue and Customs shows around 116,000 cut-price meals were claimed at 71 participating businesses locally. Diners saved £6.05 per meal on average.