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UK spent 849 million pounds on COVID dining subsidy

Britain’s government spent almost twice as much as expected on encouraging people to eat in restaurants, cafes and pubs during what proved to be a temporary lull in COVID-19 cases in August.

UK spent 849 million pounds on COVID dining subsidy
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  • Shared by Reuters
  • November 26, 2020
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Official figures released on Wednesday ahead of new spending plans from finance minister Rishi Sunak showed his Eat Out to Help Out scheme cost 849 million pounds, much more than an initial government estimate of 500 million pounds.

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