What’s going on this week? Monday 20th July 2020
One of the ideas proposed to the government to kick-start the struggling High Street was that households should be given vouchers worth hundreds of pounds.
The suggested amount was £500 for each adult and £250 for each child to support firms hit the most by the coronavirus outbreak. Instead, the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak announced the new “Eat Out to Help Out” scheme, which will see households given vouchers to use when dining out.
The vouchers will give households a 50% reduction, up to £10 per head, for meals taken on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays throughout August.
Things to talk about at home…
Have you visited many shops or restaurants since they have reopened?
Which idea do you prefer, the vouchers or the 50% off? Why?
Do you think the 50% off restaurants is a good idea at this time?
Would you like your family to receive the £500 and £250 vouchers? If so, where do you think you would spend them?