UK Nightclubs in decline
A recent survey by The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers has found that the number of nightclubs in the UK has almost halved in the last decade. In 2005 there were 3,144 nightclubs in the UK , that figure has now dropped to 1,733 showing a staggering decline in the last 10 years.
Some of the reasons given for the decrease is that planning and licensing rules have been tightened, making it much more difficult to get planning approved in built up areas. The current legislation has also made it easier for residents living near nightclubs to make noise and disturbance complaints against existing nightclubs.
Also the last 10 years has seen pubs staying open later on the weekend .These extended hours, coupled with the cheaper drinks prices in pubs , has led to more people staying put on a weekend rather than heading off to a nightclub.