50% discount on meals in restaurants

You will get 50% discount on your meals in restaurants, bars, cafes etc from 3 August to 31 August 2020 under Eat Out to Help Out Scheme. Under the Eat Out to Help Out scheme, you will get an automatic 50% discount on your meals and drinks bill when eating in. The discount is capped at a maximum of £10 per person.

The 50% discount run from Monday to Wednesday from 3 August 2020 to 31 August 2020. You can dine in as many times as you like. Also, you do not need a voucher to claim your 50% discount on meals at the participating restaurant, cafe, bar, canteen, food halls etc.

You can search for the participating restaurants here. You just need to enter the postcode

50% discount on meals NOT the alcoholic drinks

However, the 50% discount would not apply to alcoholic drinks like beers, wines etc. You pay full price for alcoholic drinks.

The 50% discount does not apply to service charge on your meals’ bill.

Read the full guidance here.

Companies House filings during COVID-19 pandemic

Companies House also gear up to support UK businesses during COVID-19 pandemic. They will automatically extend your company’s filing deadline. This will help you to avoid a late filing penalty if you are unable to deliver your company accounts on time during this pandemic. You do not need to do anything. You just need to go to Companies House website to check your new filing deadline.

On the same note, your confirmation statement filing deadline will also be extended. You would have 6 weeks to file your confirmation statement. Likewise, for the events driven filings, you will have 42 days (6 weeks) to notify Companies House instead of the usual 14 days filing deadline.

In addition, Companies House also created an interim paperless filing service to accept documents which would normally require a live signature.

During this pandemic, you are encouraged to submit your documents online to Companies House. You can use the webfiling service to file the following documents to Companies House.

To file online, you would require your company’s authentication code. The authentication code is the electronic equivalent of your company’s director(s) signatures. Keep safe your authentication code.

If you require help with your company’s filings, contact Our accountants. They will be more than happy to assist you.

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