THE MP for Eddisbury, Edward Timpson, has welcomed the arrival of the government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme for residents in his constituency.

The scheme – part of the government's Plan for Jobs that they hope will spur the country's economic recovery from coronavirus – applies to all food and non-alcoholic drinks, with a maximum discount per person of £10.

Mr Timpson said the scheme would serve as a great boost to the hospitality sector.

"The Eat Out to Help Out scheme is a great way to boost local businesses and protect jobs across our hospitality sector – which has been hard hit by coronavirus – while allowing families to keep more money in their pockets," he said.

"I encourage my constituents to enjoy summer safely by going out and supporting their local restaurant."

Also included in the government's £30 billion Plan for Jobs includes a temporary cut in VAT for the tourism and hospitality sectors, a Job Retention Bonus, the temporary removal of stamp duty on all homes under £500,000 and a new Kickstart Scheme, which will create hundreds of thousands of new, fully-subsidised jobs for young people.