‘Eat out to help out’ did not boost hospitality sector finances – poll

Businesses report falls in quarterly sales and bookings despite UK’s £500m scheme

The government’s £500m subsidy for restaurant and pub meals failed to improve the finances of the UK’s hospitality and catering industries in the third quarter, according to a business survey.

The British Chambers of Commerce said 66% of respondents in hospitality and catering reported a fall in sales and bookings between June and the end of September.

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