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APPG request for local authority evidence re COVID impact on nightlife Published Date: 15/01/2021

As previously reported, the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for the Night-Time Economy, formed in December, has, launched an inquiry into the impact of Covid-19 on British nightlife.

Jeff Smith MP,  Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Night Time Economy has written to local authorities requesting written evidence submissions to assist the APPG’s inquiry.

The focus of the report will be on the particular challenges facing night-time hospitality businesses and an exploration of what the sector needs for a prosperous and long-term recovery. The inquiry will investigate the unique contributions of the sector to the cultural and economic life of local communities and assess how the Night Time Economy can drive the UK’s wider economic recovery.

The APPG is looking to collect written evidence submissions, and is keen to hear from local authorities to assist the inquiry.

Responses should be emailed  to the Secretariat of the APPG at the following email address:, by no later than Sunday 31st January 2021.

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