Nightlife to be made a priority for the UK government
According to UK Music, the organization that oversees live music and the recording industry in the United Kingdom, the country’s nightlife is to be made a “priority” by the government. This new prerogative comes after a series of club closures led to the formation of the Night Time Industries Association (NTIA).
NTIA chairman Alan Miller acknowledged that many felt the impulse to shut clubs down but felt that, “…the benefits vastly [of nightlife] outweigh the costs. But sometimes people hold onto an old script [that says] nothing good happens in the night time.”
Nightlife brings about £66 million into the UK’s economy and, according to UK Music’s direct of government and public affairs Tom Kiehl, that economic cachet is what brought the revitalization of the UK’s nightlife scene to the forefront of their government’s discussions.