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This topic covers creative industries and the regulation and monitoring of licensing for the gambling and racing industries. It also includes the regulation and monitoring of alcohol, entertainment and late night refreshment. Creative industries are those based on individual creativity, skill and talent.

Publications

Adults and museums in Northern Ireland
Department: Culture, Arts and Leisure (Northern Ireland)
This annual series of publications provides information on adults aged 16 years and over and their visits to museums.
Adults and the public library service in Northern Ireland
Department: Culture, Arts and Leisure (Northern Ireland)
This annual series of publications provides information on adults aged 16 years and over and their visits to public libraries and use of the wider library service
Alcohol and late Night Refreshment Licensing
Department: Home Office
Alcohol and late Night Refreshment Licensing
Alcohol, Entertainment and Late Night Refreshment Licensing
Department: Culture, Media and Sport
Statistics on the sale of alcohol and the provision of regulated entertainment and late-night refreshment in England and Wales under the Licensing Act 2003.
Angling and usage of inland waterways by adults in Northern Ireland: Findings from the Continuous Household Survey (CHS)
Department: Culture, Arts and Leisure (Northern Ireland)
This annual series of publications provides information on adults aged 16 years and over and their participation in angling and usage of inland waterways
Annual Business Inquiry
Department: Office for National Statistics
The Annual Business Inquiry (ABI) is conducted in two parts: employment and financial information. This release deals with the financial inquiry which collects information for about two thirds of the UK economy, covering agriculture (part), hunting, forestry and fishing; production; construction; motor trades; wholesale; retail; catering and allied trades; property; service trades. The financial variables covered include turnover, purchases, employment costs, capital expenditure and stocks. Approximate Gross Value Added (GVA) is calculated as an input into the measurement of Gross Domestic product (GDP).
Annual Business Survey
Department: Office for National Statistics
The Annual Business Survey collects financial information for the UK non-financial business economy; variables covered include turnover, purchases and approximate gross value added.
Attitudes towards angling by adults in Northern Ireland
Department: Culture, Arts and Leisure (Northern Ireland)
Ad hoc module from the annual Omnibus Survey in Northern Ireland. This module provides information from adults aged 16 years on their views towards angling in Northern Ireland.
Creative Industries Economic Estimates for Northern Ireland: Experimental Statistics
Department: Culture, Arts and Leisure (Northern Ireland)
This annual series of publications provides statistics on key economic estimates for the Creative Industries in Northern Ireland
Digest of statistics for Salmon and Inland Fisheries in the DCAL jurisdiction
Department: Culture, Arts and Leisure (Northern Ireland)
This annual series of reports include statistics which provide an overview of the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure (DCAL) fisheries sector in Northern Ireland. It is accompanied by and Excel workbook which includes tables of data. (Not designated as Official statistics as does not cover all of Northern Ireland).
Engagement in Culture, Arts and Leisure by Adults in Northern Ireland
Department: Culture, Arts and Leisure (Northern Ireland)
These annual headline figures provide information on adults aged 16 years and over and sport participation; engagement in the arts; use of the public library service; visits to musums; visits to inland waterways; fishing in Northern Ireland waters; and visits to Public Records Office for Northern Ireland (PRONI)
Factors that influence people to engage in culture and sport in Northern Ireland
Department: Culture, Arts and Leisure (Northern Ireland)
This publication presents findings from the Omnibus Survey in relation to factors that encourage participation in sport; engagement with the arts; visiting libraries and visiting museums.
Focus On The Digital Age
Department: Office for National Statistics
Overview of the digital age across society and economy in the UK; how information and communication technology is changing leisure, working and business practices.
Northern Ireland Annual Business Inquiry
Department: Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency
Provides information on the value of the economic activity that businesses generate and associated expenditure across the main industrial sectors in Northern Ireland.
Scottish Liquor Licensing Statistics
Department: Scottish Government
This bulletin provides information, by council area, on the number and type of liquor licences in force in Scotland. It details the number of regular extensions to permitted hours, the number and outcome of new applications for licences made, the reasons for applications being refused, and on the suspension of licences.
Views on fishing on the DCAL Public Angling Estate: Findings from the survey of DCAL Public Angling Estate (PAE) permit holders
Department: Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency
Findings from a survey of a sample of permit holders to the DCAL PAE in relation to fishing preferences; promotion of angling; fisheries protection and facitlities for disabled anglers
Young People and Museums in Northern Ireland
Department: Culture, Arts and Leisure (Northern Ireland)
This triennial series of publications provides information on school children aged 11-16 years and their visits to museums (school based survey).
Young people and the public library service in Northern Ireland
Department: Culture, Arts and Leisure (Northern Ireland)
This triennial series of publications provides information on school children aged 11-16 years and their engagement with the public library service (school based survey).

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Overview

This topic is to understand the nature and contribution of the creative industries.

Creative Industries Economic Estimates

An annual series, Creative Industries Economic Estimates defines their profile and monitors their development. It includes statistics on:

  • Gross Value Added (GVA)

  • growth, exports

  • employment

  • the number of businesses within the creative industries

It is the result of development work on official data sources and the 2001 Creative Industries Mapping Document.

Rules and Regulations

This topic also covers the monitoring and regulation of alcohol, entertainment and late night hot food and drink provision licensing, as well as the law regulating gambling and racing.

The Licensing Act 2003 came into force on 24 November 2005. It represented the biggest reform in alcohol, entertainment and late night refreshment licensing for over 40 years. The system aimed to balance greater freedom and flexibility for licensed sectors with tough measures to control problem premises, for example, a licensed premise that sells alcohol to under-age children.

Each financial year, statistics are collected directly from all Licensing Authorities in England and Wales.

The Gambling Act 2005 is currently in action. This provides powers and protection for both new and old forms of gambling.

Other specialist areas of interest include the Survey of Live Music and the Television Exports Survey.

 

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Technical Data

Sources of data

The Creative Industries Economic Estimates are calculated using a variety of Office for National Statistics (ONS) official statistics, including:

  • Annual Business Inquiry

  • Inter-Departmental Business Register

  • Labour Force Survey

  • International Trade in Services

These data are used alongside some industry surveys where official statistics are not sufficient.

Classification

The definitions for the Creative Industries are based on the UK Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) and Standard Occupational Classification (SOC).

However, the structure of these classifications mean that for some SICs, identification of Creative Industries within wider industrial codes is required in order to produce the estimates in this bulletin.

This is done by taking a proportion of the wider code; to represent only the part within the Creative Industries. A full explanation can be found in the annex of the full bulletin.

Creative industries economic estimates 2007 
 
The Alcohol, Entertainment and Late Night Refreshment Licensing bulletin collects statistics related from the Licensing Act 2003.

The bulletin is no longer confined to licences for the sale of alcohol, but is a central collection of data on licences required to put on regulated entertainment or provide late night hot food and drink.

The information collected asks for most of the regularly requested information about licensed premises, which forms the basis for future collections and the ongoing monitoring of the licensing regime.

At first, the bulletins will be published annually, until activity under the new system settles down. After this stage, the collections will be less frequent.

Questionnaires were sent out to the 378 Licensing Authorities in England and Wales. Clear and easy-to-use guidance was included and a number of automatic validation checks were built in. An error summary sheet, which highlighted any errors or missing values throughout the questionnaire, was also included.

However, the quality of the data varied noticeably from question-to-question and there were a number of inconsistencies between Licensing Authority (LA) returns. A number of errors were flagged up in further validity checks and relevant LAs were contacted in an attempt to correct the errors.

Comments from individual LAs on the collection process have been published as notes alongside the online tables. A full version of the questionnaire with questions individual response rates is in the online bulletin.

Alcohol, entertainment and late night refreshment licensing bulletin.

Liquor licensing

It is not possible to make comparisons to the previous Liquor Licensing series due to changes in collection methods and coverage of different statistics to previous reports.

Major changes since the Liquor Licensing collection include:

  • much information collected in this report, had not been collected prior to 2006/07, including the split of licences by their non-domestic rateable value (fee band)

  • a number of new sectors are now covered by Premises Licences, such as permissions for regulated entertainment

  • a change in the reporting period. It is now from 1 April to 31 March so it is now in line with the financial year. The reporting period used to be 1 July to 30 June

  • a change in overall response rate from over 99 per cent in the Liquor Licensing collection to around 97 per cent this year. This is because of a different collection process mentioned above (please see Survey Methodology in the online bulletin for full details)

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Glossary

  • Club premises certificate

    Authorising a ‘qualifying club’ to carry on ‘qualifying club activities’ under the Licensing Act 2003. A number of criteria must be met to be considered a qualifying club. Under the rules of the club, people may not be admitted to membership or be admitted as candidates for membership, to any of the privileges of membership without an interval of at least two days between their nomination for membership and their admission. Also, that the club is established and conducted in good faith as a club and the club has at least 25 members. Plus, alcohol is not supplied to members on the premises other than by or on behalf of the club.

  • Creative industries

    Industries that are based on individual creativity, skill and talent. They are also those that have the potential to create wealth and jobs through developing intellectual property. The creative industries include advertising, film and video, architecture, music, art, antiques markets and performing arts. They also include computer and video games, publishing, crafts, software, design, television and radio and designer fashion.

  • Cumulative impact area

    Area that the Local Authority (LA) has identified in their licensing policy statement where there is a saturation of licensed premises and the 'cumulative impact' of any additional licensed premises could affect the licensing objectives. Further information on cumulative impact areas is available in Sections 13.24 - 13.39 of the Revised Guidance to Licensing Authorities on the Department for Culture, Media and Sport website.

  • Late night refreshment

    The provision of hot food or drink to the public, for consumption on or off the premises, between 11pm and 5am. Or, the supply of hot food or hot drink to anyone between those hours, on or from premises to which the public has access.

  • Licence fee band

    A premises will fall into a band based on its non-domestic rateable value. A premises license can fall into one of the following bands: Band A, Band B, Band C, Band D [no multiplier], Band D with multiplier; Band E, Band E with multiplier. A club premises certificate can fall into the same bands apart from Band D with multiplier, and Band E with multiplier.

  • Licensing (24h)

    Premises that are licensed for the sale or supply of alcohol for 24 hours in their standard timings. Includes premises that have 24-hour licences for specific days of the week in their standard timings (such as Fridays and Saturdays only). They do not include premises that only have 24-hour licences as a 'seasonal variation' or 'non-standard timing'. For example, a supermarket that has a 24-hour licence at Christmas only, or a pub with special New Year hours.

  • Licensing Authority area

    The geographical area where an authority exercises its functions under the Licensing Act 2003. The Licensing Authority is responsible for the licensing of alcohol, regulated entertainment and late night refreshment.

  • Multiplier

    Multipliers are applied to premises used exclusively or primarily for the supply of alcohol for consumption on the premises under the authorisation of a premises licence (Bands D & E only).  

  • Personal licence

    Authorising an individual to supply or authorise the supply of alcohol in accordance with a premises licence or temporary event notice under the Licensing Act 2003.

  • Premises licence

    Authorising a premises to be used for the sale or supply of alcohol, the provision of regulated entertainment or the provision of late night refreshment, under the Licensing Act 2003. Time limited premises licences should be included.

  • Regulated entertainment

    The provision of entertainment including plays, films, indoor sporting events, boxing or wrestling, live music, recorded music, dance, something similar to live or recorded music or dance. As well as the provision of entertainment facilities (facilities for making music or dancing, or similar).

  • Temporary event notices

    A notice under Section 100 of the Licensing Act. It is used to authorise certain relatively small-scale events involving licensable activities, subject to certain criteria and limits. Includes only notices that have been correctly and properly given in the time period specified. It does not include notices that were sent back because of mistakes on the form. This also includes notices that were later withdrawn.

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Contact Details

For statistical enquiries about this topic, please contact:

Evidence and Analysis Unit

Email: Evidence@culture.gsi.gov.uk

Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7211 6200 (DCMS General Enquires)

Evidence and Analysis Unit Department of Culture Media and Sport 2-4 Cockspur Street London SW1Y 5DH

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