YouGov has released the results of research it has carried out into the impact of the government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme.

It found that of those who dined out using the scheme, more than a third will dine out less than they did before once the scheme ends (36%).

It also found that 46% will dine out about the same, but just 4% will dine out more than they did.

It said 7% will not dine out at all.

Of those who used the scheme, over 77% would support the government extending the scheme across the whole of September as well, with only 14% opposing the suggestion.

In total, it found 17% of consumers used the scheme once, 10% twice, and 8% three times.

“As the scheme draws to a close, many businesses will be wondering if the high number of bookings they’ve enjoyed will continue after August,” said YouGov research manager Matt Smith.

“Many businesses have been vocal about the need to extend the scheme to the whole of September. Currently support for an extension stands at six in ten Brits, rising to over three quarters for those who have used the scheme. Even those who have not used the scheme support the extension by 43% to 28%.”

The survey questioned 1629 adults aged between 18-65+, across the whole of the UK between 24th and 25th August.