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Form 696 is scrapped

It’s a good day for the whole grime scene as Sadiq Khan and the Met police have announced that the form is no longer needed in the night-time economy.

The risk assessment form has been in place since 2005 and has caused much inconvenience for the UK rap and grime scene. The police have regularly shutdown events two days before they were meant to happen as well as on the day.

The form originally came about due to the rise of fatalities and firearms use throughout London’s night-time economy. But, the main issue of the risk assessment form being that the police regularly target grime events, as they saw them as a high risk for the use of fire arms.

It has been criticised throughout the whole twelve years of it being in place for having high discrimination and racism when it came to live music events.

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