In last Wednesday’s Summer Statement, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced an innovative new scheme to encourage people to venture back into restaurants and cafés for a meal. RfM has pledged support to the Eat Out to Help Out scheme by giving an extra cash incentive to colleagues who dine out at a participating venue.
Partner Gillian Telford explains how RfM is building on the scheme to reward colleagues and give a boost to hospitality businesses.
“The government has devised the Eat Out to Help Out scheme to encourage people to start visiting restaurants again now that they can reopen. Across the RfM offices, we have many clients in the hospitality sector. They have been hit especially hard by the coronavirus lockdown and we wanted to find a way to really get behind this scheme as a company.
“So we have decided to reward our staff with an extra saving on top of the government scheme, every time they eat out next month.
“We are always looking for innovative ways to reward our staff and, in normal times, hold regular social events. They have worked so hard over the last few months, in difficult circumstances, and this seemed like an ideal opportunity to say ‘thank you’ and do some good at the same time.”
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“The scheme entitles diners to 50% off a meal in a participating restaurant up to £10 head. Our ‘upgrade’ of the scheme means staff can claim a further £20 off the total cost of the meal from us, up to five times in the month. And if, after the Eat out to Help Out discount is taken off, the meal is less than £20, they can carry the balance over to another meal.
“I really hope that our staff take advantage of our offer and show their support to any local restaurants that are participating.”
Find out more about the Eat Out to Help Out scheme here
Sign up to take part in the Eat Out to Help Out scheme here