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“Unlikely” the Eat Out to Help Out scheme was a sensible use of £849 million


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It has been reported that the taxpayer bill for the ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ scheme has reached nearly £850m, after more than 49,000 restaurants, pubs and cafes claimed via the subsidy scheme.

IEA Economics Fellow Julian Jessop told The Telegraph: “Some of the cash will have subsidised meals that would have been bought anyway. Some of the rest may simply have diverted spending from other activities. We will never know for sure, but it seems unlikely that this was a sensible use of £849 million.”

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