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Rishi Sunak denies 'simplistic' claim that Eat Out to Help Out spread Covid-19

1 month ago   |   By The Mirror

Mr Sunak dismissed the claims as "simplistic" despite the scheme being so successful that it noticeably drove down inflation in the UK
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'Simplistic' To Blame 'Eat Out To Help Out' For Covid Resurgence, Says Rishi Sunak

'Simplistic' To Blame 'Eat Out To Help Out' For Covid Resurgence, Says Rishi Sunak

1 month ago   |   By Huffington Post

It would be “simplistic” to blame the Eat Out To Help Out scheme for the resurgence of Covid-19 in the UK, Rishi Sunak has said. But the chancellor, whose cut-price meals plan saw people flood into restaurants over the summer, refused to say whether ministers explored what impact it would have on people's behaviour. The programme was aimed at swerving job losses in pubs and restaurants, which were forced to close when Boris Johnson imposed lockdown in March. But some scientists have claimed people rushing out to take advantage of the scheme could be linked to the second spike in positive...
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