Night-Time Economy

Aid required: the Night-Time Industries Association urges the Government to support the sector in its March Budget (image: Getty/BrianAJackson)

8 in 10 firms ‘on knife edge’

By Nikkie Thatcher

Some 82% of night-time economy firms could be under threat as the new Energy Relief Scheme from the Government will have no impact on them, research has shown.

Support and security: UKH calls for Gov to help counter shortages in night-time sector (Getty/ AndreyPopov)

UKH backs call for Gov night-time sector support

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

UKHospitality (UKH) has backed calls for a Government support package to help counter shortages in night-time sector door staff, including assistance in recruitment and training of additional security staff, especially women.

NTIA summit to take place from 7 to 8 April 2022: celebrating the resilience, community spirit and adaptability of the sector (Credit: Getty/X2Photo)

NTIA summit celebrating sector to take place in April

By Rebecca Weller

The first edition of the Night-Time Industries Association (NTIA) Night-Time Economy (NTE) Summit has been confirmed to take place from 7 to 8 April 2022 in conjunction with Bristol Nights and Savenightlife.

Government information: there is now guidance on how late-night businesses should use the NHS Covid pass as a condition of entry (image: Getty/dinn)

What is the guidance for Covid passes in nightclubs?

By Nikkie Thatcher

With NHS Covid-19 Passes set to become mandatory for entry for venues including nightclubs from tomorrow (subject to a parliamentary vote later today – Tuesday 14 December), The Morning Advertiser has taken a look at the guidance for these businesses.

Night-time economy: Khan announces the return of Night Tube services (Getty/Peter Muller)

Night Tube to restart next month

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Night Tube services will be reintroduced from the Central and Victoria lines next month, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced.

Shuttered trade: nightclubs have been closed since the first lockdown in March 2020 (image: Getty anyaberkut)

Immunity proof would damage 69% of night-time operators

By Nikkie Thatcher

More than two thirds (69%) of firms in the night-time sector have expressed concern that vaccine passports, requirements to provide proof of testing or immunity, would have a negative impact on their businesses, according to research.

Trade issue: a number of pub groups have announced many jobs at risk amid the coronavirus pandemic


Are we at the pub jobs cliff edge?

By Nikkie Thatcher

Several pubcos have warned of severe job cuts as the end of furlough approaches, meaning experts' predictions at the start of the pandemic are beginning come true.

Vibrant city: London Mayor Sadiq Khan has plans to improve night life in the capital

London mayor’s 24-hour vision aims to boost night-time economy

By Claire Churchard

Pubs in the capital can expect to receive a boost in trade as Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has pledged he will plan for the city’s nightlife in the same way he does for daytime activities, as part of a newly launched 24-hour vision for London.

Plans backed: Mayor of London Sadiq Khan is keen to protect pubs

ALMR supports London mayor’s 'agent-of-change' stance

By Georgina Townshend

In response to Sadiq Khan’s consultation on culture and the night-time economy, which recognises the importance of protecting London’s pubs, the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) has said the 'agent-of-change' principle should...

Five ways to improve the night-time economy

Night-time economy

Five ways to improve the night-time economy

By Liam Coleman

"Sometimes I’ll start seminars with a game of word association and when I say night-time economy, often what I’ll get back is binge drinking or crime and disorder," Philip Kolvin QC tells the PMA ahead of the release of his report on how to...

A training idea that's so old it feels new


A training idea that's so old it feels new

By Paul Chase

I regularly have discussions about what’s trending in training and sometimes you come across an idea that is so old that when it gets revived it seems new!

Hackney Council special policy area

Hackney to consider licence refusal policy despite opposition

By Ellie Bothwell

A new policy meaning that new licence applications for pubs and bars in Hackney could be automatically refused, due to the “detrimental impact” on residents, may be introduced - despite the fact a consultation on the measure has been opposed by 85% of...

Tube Transport for London

Pub trade welcomes 24-hour weekend Tube move

By John Harrington; Ellie Bothwell

The pub trade has welcomed news that the London Underground is to open for 24 hours a day on key lines on Friday and Saturday evenings from 2015.

London West End pubs bars licensing

Report calls for licensing clarity in London's West End

By Mark Wingett

The licensing policy for London’s West End should make a clear distinction between venues that trade in the “evening” - until about midnight – and late-night drinking outlets, and give more flexibility around licence conditions to the former.