Swindon MPs Robert Buckland and Justin Tomlinson are encouraging businesses who register for the government’s Eat Out To Help Out Scheme to contact them.

The scheme will provide a 50 per cent discount for sit-down meals in cafes, restaurants and pubs across the UK from Monday to Wednesday every week throughout August .

The MPs said in a joint statement: "As part of our ongoing joint campaign to support local businesses, we are asking all of those who are registering for the government’s scheme to get in touch with us so that we can help to showcase our local businesses, promote this scheme and encourage local residents to visit one of the many brilliant businesses we have here in Swindon.

“We are extremely fortunate to have so many excellent businesses here in the town, who provide a huge and varied range of different foods. There is literally something for everyone and there has never been a better or more important time to visit them.”

Once the business is registered online from Monday, email justin.tomlinson.mp@parliament.uk if in North Swindon or robert.buckland.mp@parliament.uk if in South Swindon.