In January 2020, Bristol City Council published their Sport and Physical Activity Strategy for 2020-2025, developed in partnership with SLC.
As the sector looks into the void of the COVID-19 lockdown and its aftermath, SLC’s Managing Director Duncan Wood-Allum presents a Blueprint for a positive future for local authority leisure, sport and physical activity. This has been developed to provide an adaptable vision and roadmap for shaping future services – one that does not leave the most deprived and excluded in our society behind.
Duncan Wood-Allum explains why there is no better time for local authorities to start taking a more strategic approach to planning their future sport, physical activity and leisure services.
Over the last five years in the midst of the most challenging financial cuts, there has been a great deal of learning across the sector and some local authorities have been having a big impact in the most difficult circumstances…
SLC’s David Rushton considers the impact of the 2017 European Court of Justice’s Ealing Case, Carillion’s collapse and an increasing political lobby to bring services back in house. Will this reverse the trend in leisure management outsourcing and result in more local authorities bringing services back in-house?
In her inaugural article, Is the Tide Turning?, Anna Lunn, Research Consultant at The Sport, Leisure and Culture Consultancy, discusses the recent Sport England Active Lives Survey, highlighting where progress has been made, shifts in our activity behaviour and the persistent inequalities which remain.
In his article, No Investment? No Future., Toby Kingsbury, Director at the Sport, Leisure and Culture Consultancy (SLC), highlights the huge challenges facing public leisure facilities and explains how those local authorities willing to invest can deliver successful and sustainable facilities that support wider strategic outcomes.
In 2017, Babergh and Mid Suffolk Councils published their Leisure, Sport and Physical Activity Strategy for 2017-2030. SLC supported the development of this strategy.
SLC Associate and Director of the VAT Consultancy, Steve McIntyre, has written an informative thoughtpiece on the latest position on VAT exemption for in-house managed leisure and cultural services. Over the Christmas period, and following the outcome of the earlier European Court of Justice decision for the London Borough of Ealing, HMRC has now released two…
As SLC reflects on 2017, we are delighted with the success of the year.
The last two years has seen a significant change in the leisure management procurement market but it is about to change once more. Procurements concluded during the last two years have seen more and more services move from subsidy to delivering surpluses for local authorities on the back of extremely competitive bids from the market.…