Briefing: Sport and the Economy: generating a return on investment: Policy in Practice briefing

Wychavon leisure centre, sports, recreation, physical activity
Policy product type
LGiU essential policy briefing
Published date
February 18, 2015
Chris Hayes
Issues Covered
  • Contribution of sport to the economy
  • Future developments in sport and leisure provision
  • New models of sport and leisure delivery
Children's services and education, Culture and sport, Economy, growth, LEPs, LSPs, Health, public health, adult social care, Localism, voluntary sector, community engagement

The sport and leisure industry as a whole provides over four million jobs and contributes approximately £200 billion, over three per cent of GDP, to the UK economy. This Policy in Practice briefing looks at how some local authorities are developing new models of delivery to meet demand and generate income, such as East Riding and Yorkshire Council’s award winning leisure services.

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