Posted: Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:26
The number of people working in the sport sector has surged by almost 10 per cent since London 2012, according to government statistics.
In 2015, there were 1.2m jobs in the sport sector, accounting for 3.6 per cent of all jobs in the UK.
This represents an increase of 9.5 per cent from 2012, when the figure was 1.06m
Posted: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 10:18
The latest Taking Part Survey shows 57% of children thought that London 2012 encouraged them to take up sport.
Posted: Mon, 18 Jan 2016 12:03
Spirit of 2012, a charity set up with money from the Big Lottery Fund to carry forward the spirit of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, has awarded £4.5 million to a UK wide consortium led by the English Federation of Disability Sport.
Posted: Wed, 06 Jan 2016 16:14
Tracey Crouch today faced questions from the Parliamentary Committee for Culture, Media and Sport on her work as the Sports Minister. The full interview can be viewed via the link below.
Posted: Mon, 30 Nov 2015 09:46
Last week's much-anticipated spending review brought some good news for the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), testament to a convincing case made to the Treasury about the role sport can play in society. Presented below is a round-up of what the decisions announced by the Chancellor will mean for sport.
Posted: Thu, 19 Nov 2015 10:04
Business Secretary Sajid Javid used a speech at London's Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre to argue that the ever-changing sport landscape is ready for business to step in and play a more important role in growing the sector and increasing participation. He highlighted business success stories in sport such as Goals and ParkRun, as well as the economic impacts of The Premier League and major events hosted in the UK.
Posted: Fri, 16 Oct 2015 10:29
In an article for The Telegraph, Lord Coe writes about the importance of maintaining sport funding in order to continue the eilte success we saw at The 2012 Olympics, and repeat this at Rio in 2016.
Posted: Fri, 16 Oct 2015 09:59
Lord Moynihan led this short debate on government sport strategy in the wake of the recent DCMS consultation, the debate was held on Thursday 15th of October and covered an expansive range of sport policy areas.
Posted: Thu, 10 Sep 2015 10:21
Dr. Tania Mathias, MP for Twickenham will tomorrow lead an adjournment debate in the main chamber of The House of Commons on the forthcoming Rugby World Cup and its legacy. In the past, Dr. Mathias has voiced concerns about spectator behaviour to the RFU after anti-social behaviour in the Twickenham area after events like the Rugby 7s tournament.
Posted: Mon, 06 Jul 2015 10:07
A survey of senior sports industry figures calls on the Government to embrace 'fresh thinking and independent input' in designing any new sports policy.
Posted: Tue, 09 Jun 2015 11:13
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.
Posted: Wed, 15 Apr 2015 12:10
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.
Posted: Wed, 25 Mar 2015 13:49
Culture Secretary Sajid Javid sets out his vision for the future of UK sport at the Centre for Social Justice. You can find the full speech here, along with a copy of the DCMS report: 'A Living Legacy: 2012 - 2015 Sport Policy and Investment'.
Posted: Tue, 24 Mar 2015 12:23
In summer 2013, the Government established a 'Women and Sport Advisory Board' in order to engage more strategically with the sectors that influence the sporting landscape.
The Board met for the first time in September 2013 and has since been meeting quarterly to share ideas about strategies for furthering the Women and Sport agenda.
Each Board member has committed to raising the profile of women's sport within their area of expertise and as a group they have advised and informed the Government's work programme on women and sport.
The Minister for Sport expresses ‘disappointment’ with the decline in swimming participation in Written Statement
Posted: Fri, 06 Mar 2015 09:38
Yesterday the Department for Culture, Media and Sport published the quarterly statement by Parliamentary Under Secretary of State Helen Grant MP, in which she commented on the results of the Active People Survey 8.