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Margaret Canning

Rishi had a recipe for success with Eat Out to Help Out but what's next?

Margaret Canning



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Chancellor Rishi Sunak

Chancellor Rishi Sunak

Chancellor Rishi Sunak

Tthe Chancellor's Eat Out to Help Out scheme has been a huge success at generating visits to restaurants and cafes in Northern Ireland. Using a discount to entice those of us who were nervous about eating out post-lockdown was an inspired piece of marketing and social engineering.

Few of us can resist a bargain - especially when expressed in the succinct 'maximum of £10 per person' terms deployed by the Treasury.

It has ensured packed-out venues - while exhausting restaurant staff - and inspiring confidence that it can be safe to be out and about during the pandemic.