The implementation of the 10pm curfew and further restrictions on hospitality last month have confirmed mass job cuts across the late-night sector, according to the latest insight from Sprout CRM and the Night Time Industries Association.

In a survey of over 800 businesses in the late-night sector, 60% said they have already started making redundancies, with 91% saying the chancellor’s Winter Economy Plan will not help them retain their current workforce.

Almost half (45%) said they will be making over 60% of staff redundant as a result of the current restrictions and failure of the Plan to support them sufficiently, with 55% reporting a 60% drop in revenue after the curfew was implemented.

“This is a huge challenge for the sector, we have been working tirelessly across to support businesses with tech solutions, but the recent measures implemented by government have made many businesses unviable, leaving concerns for their future,” said Sprout CRM Europe director Dhilon Solanki.

“Our sector must not be undervalued, we need to challenge the government when restrictions result in the systematic closure of an entire industry,” added NTIA CEO Michael Kill. “In the coming weeks, without further support, we are facing a catastrophic collapse, which will see thousands of businesses and jobs lost.”