Based on our members input and current challenges and opportunities within the public leisure and culture sectors, we create sector Landscape briefings and responses to policy consultations not covered under our work on procurement, health & wellbeing, leisure development, and/or cultural development.
On this page you will find information on:
Ahead of the Senedd and Scottish Parliament elections, we created Manifestos that reflect the priorities of charitable trusts in Wales and Scotland.
Please find our Manifesto to ensure effective and resilient public leisure and culture services for communities in Scotland here.
We were delighted to contribute to the conversation of the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales on the upcoming Our Future Wales report. Together with members, we reflected on trusts’ contribution to the Well-Being Goals and shared our views on current and future challenges that we feel need addressing. Our submission can be read here.
We have provided briefings to the Low Pay Commission to advise on the impact of the changes in the National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage.
We have also given oral evidence to the Low Pay Commission, represented by our (co-)Chairs of our HR Special Interest Group, our CEO and the Director of Policy and Communications from Charity Finance Group.
Here you can find letters, responses and contributions we’ve submitted to policy makers and government.
23 September 2022: Response to Energy Bill Relief Scheme to DCMS – Cost of Living/Energy Crises
15 September 2022: Inquiry into Increasing Costs Wales – Cost of Living/Energy Crises
26 July 2022: Public Leisure in Wales at Risk – Cost of Living/Energy Crisis
30 June 2022: Letter to Welsh Government – Cost of Living/Energy Crisis
30 May 2022: Letter to Secretaries of State – Cost of Living/Energy Crisis
7 April 2021: National Leisure Recovery Fund Briefing – Covid-19
25 March 2021: Letter from WSA, CIMPSA, Community Leisure UK and UK Active to Welsh Ministers – Covid-19
1 March 2021: Letter to the Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism by Community Leisure UK – Covid-19
14 January 2021: Joint letter from social enterprise bodies to John Glen, MP and Economic Secretary to the Treasury – Covid-19
21 December 2020: Joint Letter from Theatre APPG: The Impact of COVID-19 on the UK’s Theatre Industry – Covid-19
16 December 2020: Evidence Given to the House of Lords on the National Plan for Sport and Recreation Committee (England) – Covid-19
This video can also be viewed on the ParliamentLive website here.
29 October 2020: Community Leisure UK (Wales) letter to the Welsh Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism – Covid-19
14 October 2020: Community Leisure UK Chair writes to the Prime Minister – Covid-19
9 June 2020: Letter to the Secretary of State on the future of swimming pools – Covid-19
5 June 2020: WLGA guidance – options for councils to support their leisure and culture partners through Covid-19
May 2020: Community Leisure UK submission to the DCMS Inquiry on the impact of Covid-19 – published 5 June Select Committee Inquiry page – Covid-19
22 May 2020: Community Leisure UK, Wales update – Covid-19
19 May 2020: Letter to the Chancellor regarding the urgent position of leisure and culture trusts. Correlating letters sent to the Secretary of State for DCMS, and Secretary of State for MHCLG – Covid-19
21 April 2020: Letter to the Chancellor by Community Leisure UK – Covid-19
8 April 2020: Press Release by Community Leisure UK on the urgency of funding reliefs – Covid-19
25 March 2020: Letter to the Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Finance by Community Leisure UK – Covid-19
23 March 2020: Submission to the Treasury Inquiry on the Economic Impact of Coronavirus – Covid-19
19 March 2020: Letter to the First Minister of Wales by Creu Cymru and Community Leisure UK – Covid-19
18 March 2020: Letter to the Chancellor by ukactive, CIMSPA and Community Leisure UK – Covid-19
14 October 2019: Consultation on the future definition of public service mutuals – Procurement
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