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Sport and Austerity in the UK: An insight into Liverpool 2014

Millward, P and Parnell, D and Spracklen, K (2015) Sport and Austerity in the UK: An insight into Liverpool 2014. Journal of Policy Research in Tourism, Leisure and Events, 7 (2). pp. 200-203. ISSN 1940-7971

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Abstract

The UK’s Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR) in 2010, outlined £81 billion of cuts across government departments by 2014/15 was delivered. The Conservative-Liberal Democrat reform was premised on the ‘Big Society’ making up for their austere cuts to the state. In this piece, we discuss the impact of this we debate the impact of this on sports development, taking the case study of inner city Liverpool. This example is marked because, on the one hand, it presents cuts to municipal sports facilities which are threatened with closure as a result of shrinking local authority budgets, and on the other this role is partially taken on by an offshoot of Everton Football Club (EFC). The points we debate are: 1) Is the change in responsibility from the Local Authority to a Private Enterprise, staffed by volunteers a new turn in sport policy? and 2) What are the consequences of this on grassroots sport participation?

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Policy Research in Tourism, Leisure and Events on 1st May 2015, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/19407963.2014.968309
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > GV561 Sports
Divisions: Humanities and Social Science
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2016 09:55
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2017 22:02
DOI or Identification number: 10.1080/19407963.2014.968309
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/4669

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