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Sport Under Scrutiny

It seems as though it has been another tough week for sport in the news headlines again.

Whilst Westminster and Ministers are on their recess the direct policy news is a little lighter, but as you will have seen from our twitter output this week there is still plenty happening in the world of sport which has impact on our longer term thinking.

Posted: Sun, 13 Aug 2017 10:24 by Andy Reed

Tags: Sport Policy, No Compromise, StreetGames

It May be Recess but Government Busy on Sugar Levy and Governance

Whilst the summer Recess has formally started in Parliament it doesn't mean all Ministers have gone away just yet for their Summer holidays.

This week saw a busy week for sport both on and off the field.

Posted: Sat, 29 Jul 2017 12:21 by Andy Reed

Tags: Tracey Crouch, DCMs, Governance, Sugar Levy

School Swimming Scandal?

The Swim Group Review of Curriculum Swimming & Water Safety Lessons is published today and makes pretty grim reading once again on the stats for children able to swim by the end of year 6 - a curriculum requirement.

Posted: Mon, 24 Jul 2017 09:17 by Andy Reed

Tags: School Swimming, CDMS, DfE, Swim England, Steve Parry

Sports Governence - No Idle Threat

Shockwaves are being felt through publicly funded sports NGBs this week after Table Tennis lost its Sport England funding last week as a consequence of not being able to meet the requirements of the new Governance Code.

Posted: Wed, 19 Jul 2017 19:49 by Andy Reed

Tags: Sport, Governance Code

Does Every Sport Matter?

Today eleven sports have written an open letter to the new incoming Chair of UK Sport Dame Katherine Grainger asking for a rethink on the funding approach to Tokyo 2020. This is a debate we have become familiar with at the Think Tank and one we welcome.

Posted: Thu, 29 Jun 2017 11:16 by Andy Reed

Tags: Sport Policy, No Compromise, Uksport, Toky2020