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MARCH 2021

Live music industry calls for support in new UK budget, including previously rejected and “desperately needed” insurance scheme

Read more on CMU

‘A government-backed insurance scheme is vital’: Here’s what the music sector needs from the Budget

Read more on Music Week

Budget is ‘last chance saloon’ for night-time economy

Read more on The Caterer

Budget 2021: Furlough extension a life-saver but not enough, analysts say

Read more on City A.M.

Spring Budget: Alcohol tax to stay frozen for second year running

Read more on London Loves Business

All eyes on Chancellor as business leaders call Budget ‘most important day in history of hospitality’

Read more on Big Hospitality

Nightclubs make last-ditch appeal to Chancellor for Budget lifeline

Read more on Birmingham Live

Nightclubs warn they won’t survive beyond end of this month as pandemic continues to bite

Read more on Chronicle Live

Beer and wine tax to stay the same for the second year running

Read more on Metro

Carly Heath named Bristol’s first Night-Time Economy Advisor

More on The Caterer

‘An Insult to Women’ – Everyone Hates the UK’s Plan to Put Undercover Cops in Clubs

Read more on VICE


Read more on IQ: Live Music Intelligence

40 of London’s most iconic venues photographed to support London’s nightlife industry

Read more on The Ransom Note

Shortage of bouncers could stop clubs reopening

Read more on BBC


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Shortage of security staff could put nightclub reopenings under threat

Read more on NME


Around 80% of nightclubs ‘won’t survive past February’ without government support, NTIA warns

Read more on the Evening Standard

Night-time economy ‘currently losing 40 businesses a week’

Read more on Big Hospitality

Sacha Lord urges night time economy sector to find its voice

Read more on The Business Desk


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Over 80 Percent Of UK Nightclubs ‘Will Not Survive The Month’ Without More Help During Lockdown

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Four in five UK nightclubs will collapse within a month, industry warns

Read more on CITY.AM

Has Covid killed the nightclub? Late-night music venues including Halo in Bournemouth and Brighton’s The Arch could go ‘extinct’ this year in ‘tragedy for UK culture’

Read more on Daily Mail

Nightclubs will be ‘extinct in 2021 without urgent action’

Read more on London Loves Business

Warning Of Devastating Impact As Government Shuts Door on Nightclubs

Read more on The Brighton Magazine

Covid-19: The Arch in Brighton says ‘time is running out’ for nightclubs

Read more on The Argus

UK entertainment sector warns of ‘extinction’ due to Covid

Read more on Yahoo Finance

Most nightclubs won’t survive past February as sector on ‘brink of extinction’

Read more on Insider

80% of nightclubs ‘won’t survive past February’

Read more on The Morning Advertiser

COVID-19: Scenes like this will be a thing of the past unless venues get more help, say club owners

Read more on SkyNews


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REPORT: UK Nightlife Unlikely to Reopen Until September at the Earliest

Read more on YourEDM

Prime Minister urged to include live music and nightlife in ‘roadmap’ for lifting lockdown

Read more on CMU

MPs club together to call for more support for night time economy

Read more on The Business Desk

Legendary nightclub boss says he considered closing venues as pandemic leaves G-A-Y in ‘serious trouble’

Read more on Manchester Evening News

Boris Johnson told to act now to avoid ‘extinction’ of UK nightlife

Read more on Bristol Live

Leicester Comedy Festival organisers celebrate international success of first ever virtual event

Read more on Leicestershire Live

The industry is on its knees” MP’s launch new report on the impact of Covid-19

Read more on About Manchester

Nightclubs face extinction without urgent Government intervention, MPs warned

Read more on Wales Online

Reopen pubs and restaurants from April, hospitality bosses demand

Read more on The Telegraph

Covid crisis: 1.9m people in UK ‘have not worked for more than six months’

Read more on The Guardian

UK nightlife at risk of ‘extinction’ due to Covid, report warns

Read more on The Independent


New parliamentary group launches inquiry into impact of Covid-19 on UK nightlife

Read more on Resident Advisor


Read more on MixMag

MPs launch urgent inquiry into Covid-19 and night-time economy

Read more on The Caterer

MPs launch urgent inquiry into Covid-19 and the Night Time Economy

Read more on Decode Magazine

MPs launch inquiry into night time economy

Read more on Catering Today

MPs launch urgent inquiry into Covid-19 and the Night Time Economy

Read more on London Loves Business

MPs to examine the impact of the pandemic on UK’s night economy

Read more on Far Out


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Industry leaders call on nightlife fans to submit evidence to Parliamentary inquiry

Read more on BigHospitality

Industry leaders call on nightlife fans to submit evidence to Parliamentary inquiry

Read more on Event Industry News

Industry reacts to Glastonbury hammer blow

Read more on Music Week

Glastonbury’s Cancellation Signals A Year Of Anxiety For Live Music

Read more on Clash Music

Insurers urged to pay claims quickly following BI ruling

Read more on Insurance Age

NTIA welcomes Supreme Court ruling on business interruption insurance

Read more on CMU

High Court upholds judgement in Covid business interruption insurance case

Read more on ConferenceNews


Read more on IQ: Live Music Intelligence



New Year’s Eve: Scrap 11pm Curfew Or Risk Street Parties And Illegal Raves, Government Told

Read more on Huffpost

Live music and night-time sectors await government announcement on December COVID measures in England

Read more at CMU


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Experts warn that UK nightclubs face extinction due to COVID

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Read more at Knights of the Turntable

Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) Warns UK Nightclubs Could Become Extinct

Read more at YourEDM

NTIA Fear Nightclubs will become Extinct in UK Culture

Read more at RMBiz

Nightclubs on brink of “extinction” in UK says Night Time Industries Association

Read more at Ravers Heaven

UK nightclubs could become “extinct” due to restrictions

Read more at RetroWorldNews

Association Warns UK Nightclubs on The Verge of Extinction

Read more at Minimal Sounds

Association Warns UK Nightclubs on The Verge of Extinction

Read more at EDM Tunes


Read more at DJ Mag

UK nightclubs are on the verge of ‘extinction’, according to new report

Read more at We Rave You


Read more at MixMag

UK Nightclubs On The Brink Of “Extinction,” Says NTIA

Read more at The Quietus


Read more at The Drinks Business

NTIA fear nightclubs will become ‘extinct in UK Culture’

Read more at London Loves Business

Many nightclub owners considering legal action as sector faces ‘extinction’

Read more at BigHospitality

NTIA fears UK clubs will become “extinct”

Read more at Crack Magazine

Night Time Industries Association uses parliament debate for another #Letusdance push

Read more at CMU

NTIA raise concerns over escalation of illegal raves follwing the national lockdown announcement

Read more at EventIndustryNews

Second lockdown sparks “unprecedented increase” in illegal raves across England

Read more at NME


Businesses say second lockdown is ‘nightmare before Christmas’

Read more at Metro


Read more at Access All Areas

Trade bodies demand targeted support amid warning second lockdown ‘will hurt for years to come’

Read more at BigHospitality

Pub bosses prepare to launch legal challenge against ‘draconian and dramatic’ lockdown restrictions and demand government shows the scientific evidence they are based on

Read more at Daily Mail

Manchester nightclub boss’s legal challenge against ‘nonsensical’ curfew falters – but the fight is not over

Read more at Manchester Evening News

Pubs slam pressure to ensure customers from same households

Read more at Morning Advertiser

As more Culture Recovery Fund grants awarded, unsuccessful applicants demand to know more about criteria

Read more at CMU

Arts Council England Reveals Further Round Of Culture Grants

Read more at The Quietus

London clubs respond to exclusion from the Cultural Recovery Fund

Read more at Ravers Heaven

‘Devastated’: London’s nightclubs react after missing out on Culture Recovery Fund

Read more at MSM


Read more at Access All Areas

Printworks, The Pickle Factory, and other major London venues denied government funding

Read more at Dancing Astronaught

‘Devastated’: London’s nightclubs react after missing out on Culture Recovery Fund

Read more at Evening Standard

Protests from London nightlife venues denied Culture Recovery funding

Read more at TimeOut


Read more at DJMag

Major dance venues tell government “we are culturally significant” after being denied funding

Read more at NME

Iconic London venues denied cultural recovery funds

Read more at London Loves Business

Iconic London venues denied Cultural Recovery Funds

Read more at Decoded Magazine


Read more at Selector

NTIA and business owners respond as major London dance venues denied recovery funds

Read more at NME

Pub bosses launch lockdown legal challenge and demand to see ‘scientific evidence’

Read more at Mirror


The NTIA joins academic and industry experts fear ‘Rule Of Six’ could sound ‘Death Knell’ for many in live music sector

Read more on Radioandmusic.com’s Facebook page

NTIA joins academic and industry experts fear ‘Rule Of Six’ could sound ‘Death Knell’ for many in live music sector

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Only a Handful of Clubs Received Funding from the £257m Arts Survival Fund

Read more on VICE

Covid-19 music industry update: Gigs impossible in top two local lockdown tiers, European venues report, and more

Read more on MusicWeek

Sacha Lord joins Night Time Industries Association board

Read more on MusicWeek

Coronavirus: Hospitality industry to take legal action over local lockdowns

Read more at CityAM

Hospitality firms threaten legal action over lockdown

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England’s hospitality bosses prepare legal challenge to Covid lockdowns

Read more on The Guardian

‘This counterproductive curfew is a joke’: why it could be too late for Britain’s nightlife

Read more on The Telegraph

Music and nightlife bosses hit back after government says it “doesn’t make sense” to keep supporting sector

Read more on NME

‘This counterproductive curfew is a joke’: why it could be too late for Britain’s nightlife

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Matt Hancock announces legal ban on households mixing in North East

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Job Support Scheme is ‘lifeline’ for night-time industry, but more support is still needed, says NTIA

Read more on the Evening Standard

The UK’s live industry reacts to the new Jobs Support Scheme which will see the gov and firms cover up to two-thirds of workers’ wages for six months.

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The NTIA reacts following the announcement of the Chancellor’s job support scheme

Read more on Radio and Music

‘We’re being suffocated by the government’: Rishi Sunak’s job support measures not enough, say businesses

Read more on the Independent

‘Horror and despair’ as night-time economy shut out from winter support package

Read more on Big Hospitality

It’s depressing’: curfew criticised as last orders arrive early in Soho

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Mounting anger among operators excluded from latest government support

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Hammer blow as curfew cuts London diners and shoppers by a fifth

Read more on the Evening Standard


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Industry responses to the UK government’s latest COVID support measures

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Covid Winter Economic Plan: Rishi Sunak’s support is not enough to save the late-night industry

Read more on iNews

UK economy shuffles into new rules on working from home and pub times

Read more on Yahoo Finance

UK Government Introduces 10PM Curfew, Reactions

Read more on Pollstar

Pubs to shut at 10pm under new restrictions

Read more on CityAM


Clubbers wearing masks among new rules aiming to get venues reopened

The industry says three out of every five could go bust if they don’t reopen in September

Read more on the SomersetLive website

Coronavirus UK LIVE updates as Boris Johnson urges parents to send children back to school

His comments come after the UK’s chief medical officers issued a joint statement seeking to reassure parents that it was safe for children to return

Read more on the Manchester Evening News website


The Night Time Industries Association has launched a new report, which presents the case for a science-based, risk-assessed reopening of nightclubs and venues.

Read more on Access All Areas

Bouncers to enforce mask-wearing in nightclubs under sector’s reopening proposals

Bouncers could patrol nightclub dance floors to ensure punters are wearing masks under new proposals drawn up by the industry as it desperately seeks to reopen.

Read more on the CITY A.M. website

Clubbers could wear face masks on dance floor to allow nightclubs to reopen

Nightclub owners have urged the government to let them reopen, saying that thousands of jobs are at risk.

Read more on the Metro website

Rules and changes that need to happen for nightclubs and venues to reopen

A new report claims that venues could reopen and prevent catastrophic job losses – as long as clubbers wear masks and numbers on the dancefloor are limited so social distancing still happens

Read more on The Mirror

Leisure chiefs warn of mass job losses

Britain’s hardest hit leisure industries have called on the government to listen to remedies to rescue tens of thousands of businesses from collapse and prevent mass redundancies.

Read more on The Times

Clubbers could be made to wear face masks and numbers will be restricted on dance-floors under plans to reopen nightclubs as industry chiefs warn thousands of jobs are at risk

Read more on the Daily Mail website

UK nightclubs propose bouncer patrols and face masks to reopen

Owners say 750,000 jobs at risk in night-time industries unless government supports sector

Read more on The Guardian

JULY 2020

Coronavirus case studies: How Clubify is on a mission to “keep music alive” during lockdown

The Covid-19 pandemic has hit those in the hospitality and live entertainment industry with particular force.

Read more at Verdict

How quickly can the economy recover under reopening plans?

Pubs, hairdressers and cinemas will all kickstart growth, but GDP cannot regain its old size under these guidelines

Read more at The Telegraph

Covid-19 music industry update: Mad Cool 2021 announcement, Classic gig posters campaign, and Tencent global concert

The outbreak has already led to the cancellation of Glastonbury and hardship fund initiatives, as well as urgent calls to support grassroots venues.

Read more at Music Week

‘Socially starved’ millennials have MORE illegal raves if clubs aren’t reopened, sector boss warns

Michael Kill spoke after two impromptu parties in Brighton and Brixton spiraled out of control with police hurt as scenes turned nasty.

Read more at Internewscast

Lockdown: More illegal raves if nightclubs aren’t reopened

MILLENNIALS are being forced into holding illegal raves because they are “socially-starved”, a night time industry boss has claimed.

Read more at News Shopper

The list of things businesses in the night-time industry must do before reopening

It highlights how much work is involved for business owners to reopen safely

Read more at Bristol Live

JUNE 2020

The United Kingdom relaxes 2-meter social distancing rule to further ease coronavirus lockdown

Millions of people in Britain will be able to go to the pub, visit a movie theater, get a haircut or attend a religious service starting July 4, in a major loosening of coronavirus lockdown restrictions.

Read more on the Newburgh Gazette

Planning rules lifted for fairs, markets and car boot sales in England

Summer fairs, outdoor markets and car boot sales can be held without planning permission in England, while alcohol will be widely available to take away, under what are designed to be new feel-good laws drawn up by ministers.

Read more on USA News Hub

Guru Randhawa confirms first live show post lockdown

MUMBAI: Singer Guru Randhawa is all set to return on the stage post lockdown on June 30.

Read more on Radioandmusic.com

What’s NOT opening on July 4? Here’s what is staying the same

Boris Johnson today revealed the plan for easing some lockdown restrictions

Read more on The Evening Standard

London’s nightclubs and casinos slam ‘suicidal’ new coronavirus guidelines

London’s nightclubs and casinos have slammed Boris Johnson’s decision to exempt them from a list of venues allowed to reopen in July as “suicidal”, and urged the government to provide financial support to prevent further redundancies in the sector.

Read more on CITYA.M.

Covid-19 music industry update: Marshall x Music Venue Trust, Global’s Make Some Noise campaign and more

The outbreak has already led to the cancellation of Glastonbury and hardship fund initiatives, as well as urgent calls to support grassroots venues.

Read more on Music Week

With relaxed social distancing rules not helping live music, UK live industry again calls for extra government support

UK Music yesterday told the government that the music industry risks being treated like a “forgotten relative” as the economy slowly returns to normal after the COVID-19 shutdown but live music remains without any timeline for re-opening.

Read more on CMU

Operators of gyms and swimming pools query England’s lockdown inconsistencies

The government has given the green light to a night out in a pub or restaurant in England but gym workouts, swimming pools, nightclub dance floors and even manicures are still off-limits – prompting accusations of glaring inconsistencies as the lockdown is eased.

Read more on Business Matters

Fitness bosses ‘flabbergasted’ over ‘illogical’ decision to open pubs but keep gyms shut

Fitness bosses have criticised the Government’s “completely illogical” decision to reopen pubs and restaurants, but leave indoor gyms and spas closed when lockdown measures are eased next month.

Read more on The Evening Standard

Concerns raised about pubs collecting data for coronavirus tracing

England’s pubs can reopen on 4 July, UK prime minister Boris Johnson has announced after they were shut due to COVID-19.

Read more on New Scientist

Operators of gyms and pools query England’s new lockdown rules

Nightclubs also off-limits but pubs can open – prompting accusations of inconsistency.

Read more on The Guardian

Inside the Return of Illegal Raves

After months of coronavirus lockdown, recent weeks have seen a spate of illegal parties. We spoke to both rave organisers and legal nightlife figures about how they’re gearing up for their own return.

Read more at VICE

Outdoor events business “on the brink” due to coronavirus, says industry association

The National Outdoor Events Association (NOEA) has warned that the festival and events industry is “on the brink” after the 2020 summer season was halted by COVID-19.

Read more at NME

Nighttime businesses cautiously welcome government review of social distancing rules, while Chancellor’s comments on support gaps criticised

The Night Time Industry Association has welcomed an announcement by the UK government that it is reviewing whether the two-metre social distancing rule needs to stay in place when hospitality businesses re-open next month.

Read more on CMU

MAY 2020

NTIA Raises Concerns Over Impact of Social Distancing on Events Industry

The Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) has raised issues over the effect social distancing could have on the night-time economy and events sector, and an entertainment and events task force are being organized to develop advice and guidance on the reopening of cultural venues across Britain.

Read more at Access

Some BI coronavirus claims ‘agreed then withdrawn’ says Night Time Industries Association

One business owner claims he was promised to be covered for up to £100,000

Read more at Insurance Times

Hiscox accused of confirming businesses’ coronavirus cover then rejecting claims

Paul Keeling, owner of Cheshire-based training and consultancy provider Senate Group Limited, said that he when he sought advice from Hiscox in February regarding what cover for business interruption

Read more at Insurance Post

Covid-19: Hiscox Action Group primed for £40m legal attack

The group, which is in dispute with Hiscox over business interruption cover, now represents more than 400 members and has the go-ahead to begin legal proceedings.

Read more at Insurance Age

Insurance Covid-Cast episode 13: Litigation under lockdown – how are lawyers and insurers managing legal disputes and hearings during the Coronavirus?

In the latest episode of Insurance Post and Insurance Age’s new video series brought to you while our journalists are working from home, we gathered together a group of lawyers and claims experts to discuss how they are managing dispute resolution and trials during the current pandemic.

Read more at Insurance Age

Take part in Insurance Age’s commercial & agriculture e-trading broker survey

Are you a commercial or agricultural broker? Share your views on these business lines and thoughts on e-trade.

Read more at Insurance Age

Covid-19: Hiscox under fresh attack for back-tracking on BI claim

The Night Time Industries Association says provider has denied claims after previously telling policyholders they would be covered.

Read more at Insurance Age

Industry reacts to government plan on easing lockdown

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has made a televised address on easing the lockdown measures. The roadmap to returning to everyday life includes strict social distancing and a return to work for some industries, such as construction and engineering.

Read more at Music Week


The Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) says there is “uncertainty and concern” surrounding the new lockdown exit strategy announced by Boris Johnson on 10 May.

Read more at Access All Areas

NTIA and Hiscox Action Group join forces to take on insurer

The Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) and Hiscox Action Group say they have joined forces to put pressure on Hiscox Insurance to pay out on its business interruption policies.

Read more on Big Hospitality

“We believe we have struck upon a positive solution that will work for everyone.”

The above excerpt comes from the open letter sent by leisure & hospitality broker NDML and the Night-Time Industries Association (NTIA) to Chancellor Rishi Sunak in which they are urging the government to release extra funds from Pool Re and divert them to the badly hit leisure & hospitality industry.

Read more at Insurance Business UK

“They have penned an open letter to Sunak”

Specialist broker NDML and the Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) is calling on the chancellor to release excess capital from Pool Re’s £6.6 billion fund

Read more at Insurance Times


Insurance specialist NDML and the Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) are calling on Chancellor Rishi Sunak to release PoolRe funds to “break the insurer deadlock and save the hospitality and leisure industries”.

Read more on Bar News

Can the UK’s night-time economy survive the coronavirus pandemic?

With crowds the new enemy, it’s feared thousands of venues have closed their doors for good

Read more on The Guardian

APRIL 2020

Philip Kolvin QC of Cornerstone Barristers was instructed to advise on the rights of member of the Night Time Industries Association as relates to their insurance policies last week.

Read more at Insurance Post 180

Covid-19: Broker calls on Chancellor to release Pool Re funds for BI claims

NDML is asking for some of Pool Re’s £6.6bn cash to be used to help businesses in the leisure and hospitality sector which have been hit by coronavirus.

Read more at Insurance Age


The NTIA Presents Savenightlife

The Night Time Industries Association’s #savenightlife campaign helps everyone who loves nightlife to have a voice. For every signature given to their petition an email is sent to their local Councillor and MP to amplify their sentiments.

Read more on the Fabric London’s Website

Boiler Room UK: Can Nightlife be Saved? Live from Fabric

Fabric is fighting a battle to stay alive. 40% of London venues have closed in the past 10 years. This is major issue that requires immediate attention and a nuanced solution to #savenightlife. Thanks to the NTIA, Time Out London, DJ Mag, Mixmag, Crack Magazine, Warehouse Project, Resident Advisor & many others who have joined with us on this issue.

Watch the panel interview on Boiler Room’s YouTube Channel

Save Fabric: our clubs are under threat as never before

British clubs are being scapegoated for society’s drug problems, and strangled by licensing laws and spiralling rents. If we’re not careful they’ll disappear…

Read more on The Guardian

Alan Miller, NTIA

London night life has always been in a constant state of flux but for many 2016 is rapidly becoming a nadir. We quiz Alan Miller from the Night Time Industries Association on the plight of Fabric, plus the challenges and opportunities facing UK nightlife…

Read more on PRS for Music


Over the past 10 years, half of the UK’s clubs and gig venues have vanished. Alan D Miller, head of the Night Time Industries Association, talks about how you can make a change.

Read more on the Redbull Website

What London’s Night Czar Is Actually Doing To Save Our Clubs

A conversation with Amy Lamé about how she plans to protect the city’s nightlife.

Read more on Fader

Amy Lamé publishes guidance to protect night-time economy and culture

New guidance to help protect, support and sustain London’s night-time venues has today been published by Amy Lamé on the first anniversary of her appointment as London’s first-ever Night Czar.

Read more on The Mayor of London

Why Saving London’s Clubs Matters

Nightclubs are rapidly disappearing in the U.K. capital—but why, and what should we be doing about it?

Read more on Fader

Peckham’s Bussey Building Is Saved from Being Ruined By Luxury Flats

A planning application that would have “killed” the venue has been withdrawn.

Read more on VICE

#Savekitchenstreet: What you can do to help

The Tab Liverpool stands with 24 Kitchen Street in trying to save our city’s culture

Read more on The Tab


Birmingham club The Rainbow Venues has issued a statement following its licence being revoked.

Read more on Mixmag

Met to review risk assessment form ‘stifling’ grime and garage scenes

London mayor Sadiq Khan orders review of the 696 form, long used to target a disproportionate number of music events by black and Asian artists

Read more on The Guardian

Form 696 is gone – so why is clubland still hostile to black Londoners?

Met police form 696, which once required club promotors to detail the ethnicity of their clientele, has been removed. But discrimination is cropping up in other ways.

Read more on The Guardian

What’s the way forward for UK nightlife?

Nightlife professionals from London, Berlin and Amsterdam sit down to discuss how to deal with the many threats facing one of the world’s best club scenes.

Read more on Resident Advisor

Could a ‘night tsar’ turn Manchester into a 24-hour city?

Sacha Lord-Marchionne and the Night Time Industries Association want the new Greater Manchester Mayor to appoint an official champion for the region’s nightlife

Read more on the Manchester Evening News


An event to explore how the night-time economy can exist alongside urban development is to be held at Bristol music venue Thekla which is campaigning to safeguard its future.

Read more on Bar News