Night time economy [4]

MQT on 2017-08-10
Session date: 
August 10, 2017
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


How will you make a more diverse night time offering attractive if you don't find a way of dealing with the anti-social behaviour and crime that come from the alcohol led nature of the current night time economy post 23:00?


Answer for Night time economy [4]

Answer for Night time economy [4]

Answered By: 
The Mayor

London's nightlife is diverse, from theatres and pubs, to restaurants and music venues. It is second to none and forms an essential part of the city's cultural offer. Government data shows that alcohol consumption trends are changing in the UK. A fifth of British adults under-25 are teetotal and across the wider population, alcohol consumption fell by 26% between 2002 and 2012.

My Police and Crime Plan sets out how the Metropolitan Police Service, Transport for London, British Transport Police, London Councils, London's business community and my Night Czar, Amy Lamé, work together to address safety including anti-social behaviour and crime at night. For example, by improving consistency in licensing across London, and building partnerships between the police and businesses through business crime reduction partnerships and business improvement districts.