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CIPFA REPORT ON LEISURE AND RECREATION SPENDING

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CIPFA's annual statistical report on Leisure and Recreation Service outlines the amount of money being spent by loc...
CIPFA's annual statistical report on Leisure and Recreation Service outlines the amount of money being spent by local authorities in England and Wales.

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%.

The distribution of expenditure on facilities varies across authorities. County councils place more emphasis on funding arts activities (33% of total net expenditure) compared to district councils who spend 63% of their total net expenditure funding indoor and outdoor sport.

Details of the report, in tabular form, are available by fax. Call LGCNet on 0171 833 7324/5.

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