The Chancellor has announced a groundbreaking new scheme to subsidise people's meals in restaurants, dubbed "Eat Out to Help Out". The government will spend £500m giving people 50% off in pubs, restaurants, cafes, and bars that serve food. The scheme will run Monday to Wednesday throughout August and covers all food and non-alcoholic drinks. Diners can claim a maximum discount of £10 per head, including children.
The government has set up a new Green Home Grants scheme worth £2bn to help Brits make their houses more energy efficient. Homeowners and landlords can claim grants of up to £5,000 to spend on eco-friendly renovations such as installing insulation, fitting an eco-friendly boiler, or installing double glazing. The government will cover two thirds of the cost of renovations. Britain's poorest can also claim full grants worth up to £10,000 to cover the same work.
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