The manifesto, which is directed at national and local politicians, makes 44 recommendations to protect and foster grassroots night culture across the UK. It argues for a step change in approach, from treating the night time economy simply as a sector requiring regulation, to seeing it as a social good worthy of support through a strategic framework. The recommendations cover national and local governance, placemaking, licensing, people, best practice schemes and financial support.
Philip states: “The night time economy is facing a perfect storm of pressures. Business as usual is not an option. In the manifesto, we have set out a cohesive structure for the sector to be protected and fostered, for the economic and cultural benefit of the country.”