There has been a slight rise, of 2.29%, in net expenditure per head in England and Wales over the last year. Barely sufficient to keep pace with inflation.
London currently spend£35.22, up£2.57; metropolitan areas spend£29.55, down£0.52; English shire counties and districts spend£28.29, up£0.45; and Wales spends£38.19, a reduction of£2.72.
From the overall analysis of spending on leisure and recreation facilities it was found that indoor sport accounted for 36.6% of spending, outdoor sport 22.2%, arts 17.1% and other leisure facilities, such as parks and picnic areas, 24.1%.
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