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The government is essentially giving away a massive amout of tax payers money to tax avadeing multi-national corporations like Mcdonalds. Well played Boris. That money should be going to small to medium sized UK businesses. 'Eat out to help' is a joke!

https://www.tax.service.gov.uk/eat-o...taurant-chains
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Deeply ironic considering the government perpetually harp on about healthy eating.
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(Original post by glassalice)
The government is essentially giving away a massive amout of tax payers money to tax avadeing multi-national corporations like Mcdonalds. Well played Boris. That money should be going to small to medium sized UK businesses. 'Eat out to help' is a joke!

https://www.tax.service.gov.uk/eat-o...taurant-chains
I know. All these disgusting multi-national companies, providing products and services we want whilst at the same time providing jobs and opportunities for the millions they employ who in turn spend that money in our economy creating more jobs and opportunity. And then, just as things couldn't get any worse, they see a profit which boost our pension investments for when we retire!

Its disgusting. Give me back my cave!
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(Original post by glassalice)
The government is essentially giving away a massive amout of tax payers money to tax avadeing multi-national corporations like Mcdonalds. Well played Boris. That money should be going to small to medium sized UK businesses. 'Eat out to help' is a joke!

https://www.tax.service.gov.uk/eat-o...taurant-chains
Go to Shepherd Neame then? Or Marstons? Or BrewDog? Or Wetherspoon?
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I had a coffee and a piece of cake before going to the cinema yesterday afternoon and it was half price courtesy of this scheme.
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When they first announced this I thought this would only be for small businesses and chains. These multinationals are more than able to prop themselves up, using the money they save through tax evasion. It's waste of tax money for sure, but I'm ngl I'll probs go to chain to get half price food.
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(Original post by glassalice)
The government is essentially giving away a massive amout of tax payers money to tax avadeing multi-national corporations like Mcdonalds. Well played Boris. That money should be going to small to medium sized UK businesses. 'Eat out to help' is a joke!

https://www.tax.service.gov.uk/eat-o...taurant-chains
I love eating out to help out.
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Eat out to help out would’ve been better for smaller chains and franchises
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Eat out to help out would’ve been better for smaller chains and franchises
... like McDonald's, presumably.
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Eat Out to Help Out required you to eat on the premises, instead of having a takeaway. So people sat in McDonalds (and other fast food places) in August instead of going home or to an open air space to eat. Many of the people going there will have been young people, perhaps between 16 and 21.

Coincidence then yesterday's figures show a great rise in the number and proportion of 16-21 year olds with the virus?
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Deeply ironic considering the government perpetually harp on about healthy eating.
This. Completely this. On one hand you've got a born again Boris handing out leaflets for tackling obesity, then on the other you've got Rishi encouraging the population to spend on high fat, high calorie meals, while basically state sponsoring Weatherspoons. It's absolutely bizarre.
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Eat Out to Help Out required you to eat on the premises, instead of having a takeaway. So people sat in McDonalds (and other fast food places) in August instead of going home or to an open air space to eat.
EOHO got me out of the house to was to restrauants rather than staying in the house for lunch/dinner.
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Short of a specific anti-mcdonalds/KFC provision (you can't do it by food because they sell healthy items too) I'm not sure how people thought this could be enforced. It's more damning that individuals chose to spend money there rather than go to a healthy place.

Granted I agree on the health point as somebody that supports more interventionist action.
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(Original post by imlikeahermit)
This. Completely this. On one hand you've got a born again Boris handing out leaflets for tackling obesity, then on the other you've got Rishi encouraging the population to spend on high fat, high calorie meals, while basically state sponsoring Weatherspoons. It's absolutely bizarre.
I've said it before and I'll say it again, this is ridiculous food snobbery. There is nothing in McDonald's that's any more unhealthy than what I managed to guzzle down on with Rishi's support in the French bistro round the corner. Equally, you can buy a bloody salad there.

You do not catch obesity from eating something with a high level of fat in it, it's about overall diet and exercise.
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(Original post by barnetlad)
Eat Out to Help Out required you to eat on the premises, instead of having a takeaway. So people sat in McDonalds (and other fast food places) in August instead of going home or to an open air space to eat. Many of the people going there will have been young people, perhaps between 16 and 21.

Coincidence then yesterday's figures show a great rise in the number and proportion of 16-21 year olds with the virus?
I don't think there's any evidence to suggest that Eat Out to Help Out was used predominantly by young people.
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(Original post by glassalice)
The government is essentially giving away a massive amout of tax payers money to tax avadeing multi-national corporations like Mcdonalds. Well played Boris. That money should be going to small to medium sized UK businesses. 'Eat out to help' is a joke!

https://www.tax.service.gov.uk/eat-o...taurant-chains
If it's true, it's both anti-capitallist and a nightmare of socialists.
Corporations should not even exist, and even many hardcore capitalists could agree with that, not to mention these international corporations don't need any help. If any assistance should be given by the government, it should be given to small and medium businesses owned by physical persons.

Not to mention that working conditions in McDonalds are so bad, it'd rather be better as a part of prison sentence.
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