The Government picked up 50% of the bill (up to £10 per person) three days a week throughout August

Eat out to help out: This is how many meals were claimed for in each area of Lancashire under Rishi Sunak’s scheme last summer

Diners in Lancashire claimed thousands of meals during the Eat Out to Help Out scheme last summer, according to the latest figures from the Government.

Friday, 29th January 2021, 7:00 am

The scheme, which was designed to give struggling hospitality businesses a financial boost during the pandemic, saw foodies across the country dine out for a fraction of the usual cost.

The Government picked up 50% of the bill (up to £10 per person) three days a week throughout August.

Figures released today from Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs show that more than 106 million meals were claimed for across the UK, totalling over £611 million.

Here's how the dishes stacked up in Lancashire:

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