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NGBs to Benefit from Corporation Tax Change?

Posted: Sun, 27 Nov 2016 17:00

NGBs to Benefit from Corporation Tax Change?

National governing bodies (NGBs) will be able to donate directly to grassroots sport schemes without paying corporation tax following an intervention by the Treasury.

Previously, NGBs had to set up a charity to donate money to grassroots sport without paying tax, but they will now be able to contribute without the creating an alternative body.

(from Sports Management Magazine)

Tags: Sport, NGBs, Corporation Tax, Treasury, Autumn Statement

How Safe is Sport?

Posted: Sat, 26 Nov 2016 17:04

How Safe is Sport?

Four ex-players from Crewe Alexandra have alleged abuse as children by former youth team coach Barry Bennell.

Allegations of historical child sex abuse within the game are being investigated by four police forces in England, and the police and FA have said they expect further allegations to emerge.

(Source BBC Sport)

Tags: Sport, Football, Abuse, Safeguarding

Lords debate anti-doping legislation

Posted: Fri, 11 Nov 2016 10:05

Lords debate anti-doping legislation

On Wednesday members of the House of Lords debated an amendment to the Policing and Crime Bill, which would see doping in sport criminalised along the lines of legislation in other countries such as New Zealand, Austria, Italy, France, Holland, Sweden, Mexico and China. The amendment would see the law extended beyond professional and elite sport, to any organised competition affiliated to a recognised governing body.

Tags: Sport, sport policy, Olympics, Rio 2016

Public Parks Face 'Nightmare Funding Crisis'

Posted: Sun, 23 Oct 2016 11:29

Public Parks Face 'Nightmare Funding Crisis'

Britain's public parks are locked in a "nightmare scenario", "facing their jaws of doom" and have "reached the tipping point", according to parks professionals preparing for Monday's opening of a select committee inquiry into the funding of parks.

(The Guardian)

Tags: Public Parks, Sport, Physical Activity

PE Cinderella Subject

Posted: Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:56

PE Cinderella Subject

The status of physical education in schools needs a "radical shake-up" and it should be valued in the same way as core academics subjects, a report says.

A study by the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on a Fit and Healthy Childhood says PE has for too long been the "Cinderella subject" in UK schools.

Tags: PE, sport, APPG. Commons, MPs

New Post Rio Debate Launched at Think Tank

Posted: Wed, 21 Sep 2016 11:08

New Post Rio Debate Launched at Think Tank

For most sports fans the spectacular success of British athletes at the Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games was a cause for celebration but there is a risk that the weight of gold could have a damaging effect on community sport and the pursuit of a more active nation. Martyn Allison, Chris Cutforth and Steve Wood explain why so much is at stake.

Tags: Rio, Team Gb, Sport, Participaiton

Conversations with Purpose

Posted: Mon, 19 Sep 2016 18:55

Conversations with Purpose

In collaboration with Sports Think Tank, Sport and
Recreation Alliance and UK Sport Development and Research
Network, The Centre for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Leeds
Beckett hosted a seminar with keynote presentations from
Professor Fred Coalter and Nick Rowe.

Tags: Sport, Social Capital, Sporting Capital

Government Urged to Back Squash for Olympics

Posted: Thu, 21 Jul 2016 16:56

The government has been asked to lobby for the inclusion of squash as an Olympic sport, although sports minister Tracey Crouch claimed that it was "not appropriate" to get involved.

During a passionate speech in Westminster Hall, Neath MP and former Welsh number one Christina Rees delivered a paper titled Squash and the Olympic Games for political discussion.

(from Sports Management Magazine)

Tags: Sport, Squash, Olympics

Nick Keller - Why Thursday is Crucial for the Sport Sector

Posted: Tue, 21 Jun 2016 16:52

Nick Keller - Why Thursday is Crucial for the Sport Sector

Nick keller Chair of Sports Industry Group this week spoke out about the European Referendum and why Sport needed to vote to 'Remain'

In a wide ranging article Nick spoke about the consequences of Leave and the benefits that being part of the European Union had brought to the sector.

Tags: Sport

Welsh government launches comprehensive sports facilities blueprint

Posted: Wed, 04 May 2016 10:15

Welsh government launches comprehensive sports facilities blueprint

The Welsh government and quango Sport Wales have published their vision for improving the inclusivity and sustainability of sporting facilities throughout the nation.

Facilities for Future Generations: A Blueprint for Sport and Active Recreation in Wales lays out a framework as a point of reference to "help inform long-term, sustainable decision-making" on the design, provision and maintenance of facilities.

Tags: Sport, Physical Activity, sport policy, participation, Health

Sport and Recreation Alliance publishes its response to Sport England consultation

Posted: Tue, 01 Mar 2016 10:06

Sport and Recreation Alliance publishes its response to Sport England consultation

The Sport and Recreation Alliance has published its full response to the Sport England strategy consultation.

Tags: Sport, Physical Activity, sport policy, participation, DCMS

Brexit could increase equipment costs and limit sports funding

Posted: Tue, 01 Mar 2016 10:03

Brexit could increase equipment costs and limit sports funding

Leaving the European Union could increase the cost of sports equipment and limit access to sports funding for British organisations, according to Sport and Recreation Alliance chief executive Emma Boggis.

Tags: Sport, Physical Activity, sport policy, participation, Health, Funding

Premature deaths: more people need to take up grassroots sports to live longer, say councils

Posted: Mon, 29 Feb 2016 12:06

Premature deaths: more people need to take up grassroots sports to live longer, say councils

More people need to be encouraged to take up grassroots sports in a bid to lower "alarming" levels of premature deaths, councils say.

One third of all deaths are premature and could have been prevented by lifestyle changes, research shows. These include deaths related to diabetes, obesity, dementia and mental health issues.

Tags: Sport, Physical Activity, sport policy

The Privatisation of Green Spaces

Posted: Mon, 22 Feb 2016 10:45

The Privatisation of Green Spaces

The installation of Go Ape in Battersea Park is part of a growing movement towards the privatisation of green spaces. How can cash-strapped councils bring in private money without turning parks into grassy high streets?

Tags: Sport, Physical Activity, sport policy, Funding

The Sports Grounds Safety Authority Publishes Five Year Strategy

Posted: Tue, 02 Feb 2016 12:54

The Sports Grounds Safety Authority Publishes Five Year Strategy

The SGSA has published its new five year strategy which sets out its vision and explains how it will share its expertise for the benefit of more spectators and more sports around the world.

Tags: Sport, sport policy, DCMS