Ghost towns: 30% of nightclubs have shut doors since the pandemic (Credit: Getty/ Flashpop)

'Youth culture is lost’

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Britain has lost 30% of nightclubs since Covid, and the ex-owner of the UK’s longest running club has argued that Gen Z need to spark a cultural shift to revolutionise nightlife.

Value of nightclubs: NTIA calls on gov to recognise late night venues' value after one in five nightclubs close in past three years (Credit: Getty/SolStock)

1 in 5 nightclubs close over past three years

By Rebecca Weller

The Night-Time Industries Association (NTIA) has called on the Government to recognise the “important part” nightclubs play on the nations well-being and protect late night businesses before it’s too late.

What's in the news 17 December

The MA's Review of the Week

'The least Mad Friday we've had for years...'

By Ed Bedington

With Christmas looming, The Morning Advertiser editor Ed Bedington caught up with Revolution Bars CEO Rob Pitcher to get his take on the headlines of the week, from the lack of support from Rishi, through to the "over-reaction" in Wales which...

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.

Why is Plan B bad for pubs?

Sector once again scapegoated

By Ed Bedington

So with the whiff of scandal in the air the Government lurches into distraction - sorry I mean action - to announce the launch of Plan B.

What is the response to the vaccine passport?

NTIA in Scotland reacts to Covid passport 'shambles'

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Scottish consumers were left frustrated by the “chaos and confusion” of the Government’s vaccine passport rollout last Friday, according to the Night Time Industries Association (NTIA).

Nightclub pilots: the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) published conclusions from Events Research Programme pilot events held this spring (image: Getty/master1305)

10 coronavirus cases linked to clubbing pilots

By Emily Hawkins

Nightlife bosses have said the sector has been “marginalised” after a long awaited Government report found just 10 coronavirus cases associated with clubbing pilots.

Unlocking delay: the fourth and final roadmap step has been delayed, the Prime Minister has announced (image: Simon Dawson / No 10 Downing Street via Flickr)


Four week unlocking delay 'hard to stomach'

By Emily Hawkins

The lifting of lockdown rules has been delayed for up to four weeks as the Prime Minister urged the public to "wait a little longer" until Monday 19 July.

Vaccine passports: it has been reported that individuals will not need to declare their 'Covid status' before large events (image: Getty/Lubo Ivanko)

Vaccine passport plans 'killed off'

By Emily Hawkins

Government plans to legally enforce ‘vaccine passports’ for large events have reportedly been dropped to the delight of night life bosses.

Dance again: individuals took part in pilot events that saw clubbing permitted for the first time in over a year (image: Getty/master1305)

Just 15 Covid positive in event pilots

By Emily Hawkins

Just 0.03% of participants in the Government's series of large event pilots tested positive for coronavirus in the process, according to initial reports.

Hit hard: the late-night sector has been shut since March, with no news on a reopening date

Deltic Group 'put up for sale'

By Nikkie Thatcher

Late-night operator Deltic Group has launched a merger and acquisition process in a bid to help its future, The Morning Advertiser understands.