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.
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.…
Oxford City Council’s Community Centre Strategy for 2016 – 2020 which SLC supported by developing the Strategy’s evidence base.
As Managing Consultant Toby Kingsbury reaches one year at SLC, he has written an article detailing his learning points for the Sport and Leisure Industry from the consultant’s perspective.
A new government in Westminster is forming, elected by an increasingly unhealthy electorate. The Brits just can’t help eating too much and exercising too little.
Challenging thoughtpiece on local authority leisure provision and services.