Eat out to help out: This is how many meals were claimed for in each area of Lancashire under Rishi Sunak’s scheme last summer

The scheme, which was designed to give struggling hospitality businesses a financial boost during the pandemic, saw foodies across the country dine out for a fraction of the usual cost.

The Government picked up 50% of the bill (up to £10 per person) three days a week throughout August.

Figures released today from Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs show that more than 106 million meals were claimed for across the UK, totalling over £611 million.

Here’s how the dishes stacked up in Lancashire:

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