With the Night Tube now in force, new research has found that 87% of the capital’s hospitality business owners felt the change would have a positive impact on their staff.
One of London’s largest hospitality recruitment companies, The Change Group, conducted a survey among 530 participants to discover how the new service might affect restaurants and their staff.
With revellers now expected to stay out longer, businesses will benefit from an increase in sales while staff will find it easier and cheaper to get home after a shift, according Craig Allen, managing director of The Change Group.
The results also showed that hospitality staff also believe the new service will have a positive impact on their day-to-day working lives.
52% claimed to currently use night buses to return home after a late shift, and 66% would prefer to take the Night Tube over any other form of transport to save time and money.
In addition, 71% of hospitality staff think the most positive impacts of the service would be an increase in job flexibility and making commuting easier, while 52% think it will improve work/life balance.
Interestingly, 40% also thought it would create more jobs.
However, when asked about negative impacts on the industry, 83% were concerned that the Night Tube would lead to increased working hours.