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Think Tank Urges Submissions to Consultation

Posted: Wed, 02 Sep 2015 08:44

Think Tank Urges Submissions to Consultation

The Sports Think Tank is urging all parts of the sports landscape to respond the DCMS Strategy for Sport Consultation taking place over the Summer.

Chair Andy Reed said "Whilst we know August is a difficult month to organise events and consultations we now hope that all parts of the sports landscape will use these last few weeks to make sure DCMS hear our views. We are working closely with policy makers and we know they are genuinely interested in new and disruptive thinking. It is a great opportunity to show government we get the current problems and have some solutions"

Tags: Dcms, Sport Strategy

The Sports Think Tank welcomes the Minister for Sport’s consultation on a new strategy

Posted: Tue, 04 Aug 2015 10:30

The Sports Think Tank welcomes the Minister for Sport’s consultation on a new strategy

The Sports Think Tank has today welcomed the Sport Minister's consultation on a new sports strategy saying a new and refreshing approach to sport policy is vital for the future sport in this country.

Tags: Spor, sport policy

Sports Think Tank calls for ‘New Players, New Tactics’ in sports policy

Posted: Mon, 06 Jul 2015 10:07

Sports Think Tank calls for ‘New Players, New Tactics’ in sports policy

A survey of senior sports industry figures calls on the Government to embrace 'fresh thinking and independent input' in designing any new sports policy.

Tags: Sport, legacy, Olympics

Health & Fitness Data Collection Criticised - Time to embrace the Opportunities but Regulate?

Posted: Fri, 03 Jul 2015 18:03

Health & Fitness Data Collection Criticised - Time to embrace the Opportunities but Regulate?

Health Insurers Vitality were criticised last week for encouraging users to sign up to an App owned by Facebook in exchange for keeping a popular membership perk.

Sports Think Tank Chair Andy Reed claimed it was time to create a code of ethics for sports apps and to be open and transparent about how data and technology are being used to reward effort and healthy lifestyles. and who the data is shared with.

Tags: Activity Tracking, Independent, Vitality, Facebook

Study highlights economic benefits of active transport

Posted: Tue, 09 Jun 2015 11:13

Study highlights economic benefits of active transport

A study by the University of California has found that cities with greater active transport infrastructures that encourage more walking and cycling are more productive, have higher property values, a healthier population and greater educational performance. The study follows findings that cycling investment in the city of Portland, USA could save as much as $40 billion by 2040 in public health costs.

Tags: Physical Activity, Health, legacy

Sport and Recreation Alliance are joined by the Sports Minister to launch 'Fit for the Future' report

Posted: Thu, 04 Jun 2015 11:48

Sport and Recreation Alliance are joined by the Sports Minister to launch 'Fit for the Future' report

The Sport and Recreation Alliance today launched its wide ranging report, Fit for the Future, at its Annual Sports Summit at the Kia Oval in London. Tracey Crouch MP, the new sports minister, will also use the opportunity to outline her vision for sport in this Parliament in her first speech.

Tags: Sport, sport policy, Health, DCMS

Culture Secretary backs FIFA Reform

Posted: Fri, 29 May 2015 10:31

Culture Secretary backs FIFA Reform

Culture, Media and Sport Secretary John Whittingdale spoke in parliament yesterday, calling for the replacement of Sepp Blatter as head of global football governing body FIFA, and for sponsors to consider their relationship with the organisation following the latest allegations of bribery and corruption.

Tags: DCMS, Football

Tracey Crouch Appointed as New Sports Minister

Posted: Tue, 12 May 2015 11:20

Tracey Crouch Appointed as New Sports Minister

Tracey Crouch, Member of Parliament for Chatham & Aylesford, has been appointed by David Cameron as the new Minister for Sport. Tracey is an enthusiastic sports fan and in 2013 was elected as a member of the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee. Tracey has also served as the Vice Chairman for the All Party Groups for Dementia and Women in Sport.

Tags: Sport, sport policy, DCMS

John Whittingdale Appointed as Secretary of state for Culture, Media and Sport

Posted: Mon, 11 May 2015 10:30

John Whittingdale Appointed as Secretary of state for Culture, Media and Sport

John Whittingdale, Conservative Member of Parliament for Maldon has been appointed to the role of Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport in the post-election cabinet reshuffle. At the dissolution of the last parliament he was serving as Chair of the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee, on which he had served for ten years.

Tags: Sport, sport policy, DCMS

Major Parties Release Election Manifestos

Posted: Wed, 15 Apr 2015 12:10

Major Parties Release Election Manifestos

The major political parties this week unveiled their election manifestos. While none of the documents dedicates substantial space to sport policy, a variety of issues are mentioned including school sport, for which the Conservatives and Labour Party pledge to achieve a minimum of 2 hours physical education and sport per week for every pupil. The Labour and Liberal Democrat manifestos both state intentions to address the issue of supporter-influence with regards to football teams, while the Conservative Party reveals its ambition for the UK to host a team from one of the major American sports leagues.

http://www.libdems.org.uk/manifesto

http://www.labour.org.uk/manifesto

https://www.conservatives.com/manifesto.aspx

https://www.greenparty.org.uk/assets/files/manifesto/Green_Party_2015_General_Election_Manifesto.pdf

http://www.ukip.org/manifesto2015

Tags: Sport, Physical Activity, School Sport, participation, legacy, sport policy, Health, Football, PE, Funding