What you’ll need
To register, you must have:
the Government Gateway ID and password for your business (if you do not have one, you can create one when you register)
the name and address of each establishment to be registered, unless you are registering more than 25
the UK bank account number and sort code for the business (only provide bank account details where a BACS payment can be accepted)
the address on your bank account for the business (this is the address on your bank statements)
the date your business started trading
You may also need your:
VAT registration number
employer PAYE scheme reference number
Corporation Tax, Self Assessment or Partnership Self Assessment unique taxpayer reference
If you are registering 25 establishments or less, you must provide the details of each.
You must register all of your establishments at the same time. It’s not possible to add further establishments later. If you need to correct any information given during registration or amend your registration, you’ll need to contact HMRC.
If you’re registering more than 25 establishments
If you’re registering more than 25 establishments that are part of the same business, you do not have to provide details for each one.
You should provide a link to a website which contains details of each establishment participating in the scheme including the trading name and address.
You may also need to provide a list to HMRC on request, with details of all participating establishments.
You’ll need a Government Gateway user ID and password.
If you’ve used your Government Gateway user ID for Self Assessment, Corporation Tax, or VAT, you must use your existing user ID and password.
If not, you can use an ‘individual’ Government Gateway user ID, or create a new user ID and choose an ‘individual’ account type.
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What happens next
You’ll be registered instantly and will receive a registration reference number - you’ll need this when you claim the reimbursement.
You can download promotional materials to help you promote the scheme and let your customers know that you’re taking part.
The name and address of your establishment will be added to a list of participating establishments, which will be available to the public. If you’ve registered more than 25 establishments, the website URL will be added as well.
You should contact HMRC if any of your registration information changes.
When you start offering the discount
You should include the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme name on the bill when you offer the discount.
You should wait until you’re registered before you offer discounts to your customers. You cannot offer discounts before 3 August.
When you register for the scheme, it is expected that you will offer it during the whole of your opening hours on all the eligible days that you are open and on all qualifying sales of food or drink.
If a customer purchases a meal with the intention of eating it but then takes it away and leaves the premises, you can still apply the discount.