Job search
Job Search
Latest news
More news: (showing 1 - 20 of 13152)           
UK only International

Ukactive submits budget representation on behalf of physical activity sector

By Tom Walker    07 Feb 2020
The proposals focus on six key issues / ukactive
Physical activity is the golden thread running through our society, with the potential to create healthy and thriving communities
– Huw Edwards

Ukactive has called on HM Treasury to invest more in the physical activity sector, in order to increase its impact across the full breadth of societal issues facing the UK today.

The call was made as part of ukactive's budget proposals, submitted to the government on 7 February.

The proposals focus on revitalising the UK's high streets, upgrading leisure facilities, improving and expanding fitness and health apprenticeships, opening up schools outside of term time, improving the health and wellbeing of the working population, increasing physical activity for older people, and scaling activity prescriptions for people with long-term health conditions.

Huw Edwards, CEO of ukactive, said: “Physical activity is the golden thread running through our society, with the potential to create healthy and thriving communities.

“Our sector should not be seen as an add-on or a nice to have, it is the backbone of an active nation, making us happier, healthier and better off.

“Working with the new Government, ukactive continues to make the case, on behalf of its members, for greater investment across those areas that are fundamental to the future health and prosperity of our nation.

“We have seen clear signs of progress on the preventative health agenda, but this now needs to be consolidated and expanded to all areas of public life through investment and practical plans that connect the physical activity sector with the opportunities for growth.

“Now is the time that the Government must work with us to invest in physical activity to transform the health and wellbeing of people in our country, as well as boost the economy.”

The budget proposals – a case for sport and physical activity

The Budget submission made by ukactive to HM Treasury includes the following list of proposals:

Uniting the Movement of an Active Nation

• Extend proposed cuts to business rates on the high street to include gyms, leisure centres and any other physical activity providers in order to create healthier, thriving high streets.

• Commit to making sport and leisure a statutory duty for all local authorities in order to better support the health and wellbeing of the population.

Introduce a £500m funding pot for councils to redesign, upgrade and renovate facilities to the standard needed to support healthy, active communities and transform the nation’s health, supporting the LGA’s call.

• Provide a guarantee to local authorities to encourage the activation of available funds through private finance and pension funds in order to provide opportunities for both the public and private leisure operators to support new, inclusive, co-located facilities at the heart of local communities.

• Allow a greater proportion of overall apprenticeship levy funding to be spent on entry-level apprenticeships and broaden the types of apprenticeships available in order to increase the number of viable routes into employment in the physical activity sector.

Turning Generation Inactive into Generation Active

• Allocate part of the £1bn childcare funding budget to opening school sports facilities for children and young people over the summer holidays in disadvantaged communities, supporting them to access local, affordable and healthy activities.

• Commit to the continuation of a ringfenced PE, sport and physical activity premium until at least 2030 in order to allow schools to make long-term positive, sustainable interventions in our children’s health.

Transforming Working Life

• Extend the Cycle to Work scheme to include a wider array of physical activity opportunities and accessories including fitness trackers and gym memberships in order to support the health and wellbeing of the working population.

• Encourage leisure centres to develop a new membership model that would enable commuters to access showers and changing facilities, which has been cited as one of the major barriers to active travel.

Reimagining Ageing

• Implement a dedicated strategy to support care home residents to increase the amount of physical activity they take part in, with an ambition to achieve the Chief Medical Officer’s Guidelines for physical activity.

• Consider how the National Skills Fund can be used to support older adults wishing to retrain as sport and physical activity practitioners.

• Support the provision of an ‘activity prescription’ to every recipient of long-term prescribed medication.

• Support NHS funding to build the evidence and to scale programmes aimed at Long-term Conditions (LTCs), prehab and rehabilitation across the country.

ukactive  budget  physical activity  HM Treasury 
Sign up for FREE ezines & magazines
Related news
Related features
Sports jobs
Everyone Active
featured job

Swimming Teachers

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive hourly rate
Job location: Nationwide

Trainee Duty Manager

Legacy Leisure
Salary: Competitive salary
Location: Maidenhead, UK

Assistant General Manager

The Gym Group
Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits
Location: Birmingham, UK

Assistant General Manager

The Gym Group
Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits
Location: Birmingham, UK

Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)

GLL
Salary: Up to £9.00 per hour
Location: Manchester, UK

Duty Manager/Leisure Assistant

Circadian Leisure Trust
Salary: £8.21-£9.98 per hour
Location: Bradley Stoke, Bristol, UK

Swimming Teacher

Circadian Leisure Trust
Salary: £10.30-£12.41 per hour
Location: Bristol, UK

Gym Instructor

PureGym
Salary: Hourly
Location: Bow Wharf, London, UK

Catering Supervisor

Parkwood Leisure
Salary: Competitive
Location: Buxton, UK

Youth Leader / Activity Coordinator

LeisureForce
Salary: IRO £2,600 (tax-free)
Location: London, UK
recruiting with sports management

Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)

GLL
Salary: Up to £22,008 per annum
Location: Wimbledon, London, UK

Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)

GLL
Salary: Up to £10.55 per hour
Location: Wimbledon, London, UK

Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)

GLL
Salary: Up to £22,008 per annum
Location: Streatham, London, UK

Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)

GLL
Salary: Up to £22,008 per annum
Location: Ealing, London, UK

Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)

GLL
Salary: Up to £10.55 per hour
Location: Greenwich, London, UK

Leisure Team Member Apprentice

GLL
Salary: Up to £22,008 per annum
Location: Lower Clapton, London, UK

Leisure Team Member Apprentice

GLL
Salary: Up to £22,008 per annum
Location: Stoke Newington, London, UK
recruiting with sports management

Leisure Team Member Apprentice

GLL
Salary: Up to £22,008 per annum
Location: Surrey, Horley, UK

Gym Manager

PureGym
Salary: Competitive Salary + Excellent Benefits + Incentives
Location: Bournemouth, UK

Duty Officer

University of Brighton
Salary: £26,715 to £30,046 per annum
Location: Brighton, UK

Front of House Receptionist

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive rate of pay
Location: Dagenham, UK

Gym Manager

PureGym
Salary: Competitive Salary + Excellent Benefits + Incentives
Location: York, UK

Swimming Teacher

Swimming Tales
Salary: Competitive
Location: Rayleigh, Essex, UK

Leisure Team Member Apprenticeship

Swimming Tales
Salary: Competitive
Location: Rayleigh, Essex, UK
training with sports management

Fitness Instructor

énergie fitness
Salary: Competitive
Location: Chingford, London, UK

Assistant General Manager

The Gym Group
Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits
Location: Ilford, UK

Trainee Fitness Trainer

The Gym Group
Salary: Competitive
Location: West Midlands, UK

Trainee Fitness Trainer

The Gym Group
Salary: Competitive
Location: Hampshire, UK

Fitness Instructors

Wiltshire Council
Salary: £15.38 - £26.25 per hour
Location: Wiltshire, UK

Learning and Development Co-ordinator

Sheffield International Venues
Salary: £10.52 per hour
Location: Sheffield, UK

Operations Manager

Cyclopark
Salary: £29,323 – £31,750
Location: Gravesend, UK
lifeguard jobs  swimming teacher jobs  recreation assistant jobs  apprenticeships jobs  personal trainer jobs  Gymnastics Coach jobs  duty manager jobs  assistant manager jobs  general manager jobs  assistant general manager jobs  Customer Services Advisor jobs  Catering Assistant jobs 
More jobs

Video Gallery

Wattbike
The choice of the elite. Wattbike introduced the first true indoor bike in 2008, changing indoor cycling forever. Developed in association with world class coaches and athletes, and now chosen by the world’s premier health clubs, cycling studios, and personal trainers as well as universities, the military, and countless athletes and coaches across the world, Wattbike has truly revolutionised indoor cycling. Want to join our revolution? Power up your business with Wattbike.
Visit website
More videos

Company profile

Company profile: Pavigym
PAVIGYM is the premier innovator of flooring and interactive solutions for the global fitness industry.
View full profile >
More company profiles

Featured Supplier

Speedflex enters new partnership with Gateshead Council
HIIT specialist, Speedflex, is set to launch a new studio at Gateshead International Stadium in partnership with Gateshead Council.
View full details >
More featured suppliers

Diary dates

20 Feb 2020
The Old Truman Brewery, London, United Kingdom
06-07 Mar 2020
Palazzo del Ghiaccio, Milan, Italy
23-25 Mar 2020
Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
25 Mar 2020
Executive Boardroom, Middlesex University, London, United Kingdom
More diary dates