Commenting on the publication of the London Night Time Commission’s report Think Night: London’s Neighbourhoods from 6pm to 6am, John Timothy, Chief Executive of the Portman Group, said:

“A safe and vibrant night time economy can unlock countless economic and social opportunities for London and communities up and down the country. The report references research we undertook with the LGIU which found that 75% of councils see developing their night time economy as a key priority.

“The report’s recommendations reflect what we already know through our Local Alcohol Partnerships Group; that partnership working is crucial to creating a vibrant and safe night time economy, and there is more to do to share best practice as we seek to reduce harm and create a vibrant and safe experience for everyone.

“The Night Time Commission has also recognised the need for better data sharing between local health, transport, licencing and local businesses to allow better measurement of success and inform decision making. It’s vital that we are able to measure success and develop evidence-based best practice that can be shared with towns and cities up and down the UK.”