Previous Consultations

The below is a list of consultations that the Alliance has raised with the sector and provided a response to. In order to find out more about the consultation and the response provided, please log-in to the members area:

Public Parks (June 2017)

The Department for Communities and Local Government consulted on a proposal to legislate against local authorities charging parkrun for the use of public parks.  The consultation specifically recommended banning local authorities from charging for parkruns and it is also considering other activities that are held in public parks. 

The Sport and Recreation Alliance has provided a written response.

Members can log in and view the response here.

UK Anti-Doping (May 2017)

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport sought feedback on UK Anti-Doping’s (UKAD) functions, efficiency and effectiveness to inform a tailored review of UKAD’s role.  

The Sport and Recreation Alliance has provided a written response.

Members can log in and view the response here.

Motor Insurance (April 2017)

The Department for Transport consulted on options for amending domestic law on motor insurance in light of the ‘Vnuk judgement’ from the European Court of Justice.

The Sport and Recreation Alliance has provided a written response. 

Members can log in and view the response here.

Corporation Tax Relief (February 2017)

HM Treasury consulted on draft legislation which included clauses relating to corporation tax relief for grassroots sport expenditure.

The Sport and Recreation Alliance has provided a written response.

Members can log in and view the response here.

Reforming business rates appeals (October 2016)

The Government consulted on draft technical regulations to support the business rates appeals reforms in the Enterprise Act.  

The Sport and Recreation Alliance has provided a written response.

Members can log-in and view the response here.

Public Parks inquiry (September 2016)

The Communities and Local Government Committee launched an inquiry into public parks. The committee was particularly interested in issues such as who uses parks and open spaces, the contribution parks make to the health and wellbeing of communities, how parks can best be supported and alternative funding for parks.

The Sport and Recreation Alliance has provided a written response.

Members can log-in and view the response here.

Rural Tourism inquiry (September 2016)

The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee launched an inquiry into rural tourism in England. In particular, it was interested in hearing the views of the outdoor recreation sector on changes to access to the coast and countryside, planning and regulation and what the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs can do to ensure other government departments support rural tourism.

The Sport and Recreation Alliance has provided a written response.

Members can log-in and view the response here.

Corporate contributions to grassroots sports (June 2016)

As announced in the 2015 Autumn Statement, HM Treasury is consulting on how to expand the support that can be given to grassroots sports through the corporation tax system.

The Sport and Recreation Alliance has provided a written response.

Members can log in and view the response here.

County Sports Partnerships Review (May 2016)

The role of County Sports Partnerships are being reviewed as part of the Government's Sporting Future strategy. The review will look at the roles and functions of CSPs in a changing political landscape of devolved local government and increasingly insight-led sports provision.

The Sport and Recreation Alliance has provided a written response.

Members can log-in and view the response here.

A review of Duty of Care in Sport (May 2016)

The new Government strategy Sporting Future: A New Strategy for an Active Nation encourages everyone to be more active, to prioritise physical activity in their busy lives, to volunteer in sport and help play their part in driving the sporting economy. The strategy also said that it was important to set out how people taking part in sport will be looked after and protected.

To do this, Government asked Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, one of Britain’s greatest Paralympic athletes, to lead a review into the Duty of Care sport has towards participants. The aim is to develop a comprehensive plan for how government and the whole sporting system can more effectively look after people who take part in grassroots sport and people who perform at the elite level, including those on a talent pathway.

The Sport and Recreation Alliance has provided a written response.

Members can log-in and view the response here.

Walking and Cycling Investment Strategy (May 2016)

Under the Infrastructure Act 2015, the government is required to set a cycling and walking investment strategy (CWIS) for England.

The Sport and Recreation Alliance has provided a written response.

Members can log-in and view the response here.

Culture, Media and Sport Committee Homophobia in Sport Inquiry (Apr 2016)

The Culture, Media and Sport Committee launched a short inquiry into 'Homophobia in Sport', taking into account a range of sports and the different experiences of men and women.

The Sport and Recreation Alliance has provided a written response.

Members can log-in and view the response here.

Improving Terms and Conditions (Mar 2016)

A call for evidence on how terms and conditions can be made more user-friendly and on proposals to introduce fines for unfair terms.

The Sport and Recreation Alliance has provided a written response.

Members can log-in and view the response here.

Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme (Mar 2016)

A call for evidence on the use and effect of the Gift Aid Small Donations (GASD) scheme.

Members can log-in and view the response here.

Gift Aid Donor Benefits (October 2015)

A call for evidence on simplification of the Gift Aid Donor Benefits rules.

Members can log-in and view the response here.

Business Rates Review (June 2015)

A consultation on a discussion paper outlining potential changes to the basis and structure of business rates.

Members can log-in and view the response here.

National Outdoor Recreation Strategy Survey (June 2015)

The Sport and Recreation Alliance and the Outdoor Industries Association (OIA) were asked by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) to consult with the sport and recreation sector and produce recommendations on what could be included in a national outdoor recreation strategy.

Members can log-in and view the response here.

Health Committee inquiry on physical activity and diet on health (December 2014)

The Health Committee launched an inquiry on the impact of physical activity and diet on health.

Members can log-in and view the response here.

Consultation on Community and Ancilliary Sellers Notice (CAN) (December 2014)

The Home Office launched a consultation on the Community and Ancillary Sellers Notice (CAN).

Members can log-in and view the response here.

UK Sport elite performance funding consultation (November 2014)

UK Sport, the nation’s high performance sports agency, is undertaking a strategic review to determine the way it will invest in sports beyond Rio 2016.

Members can log-in and view the response here.

Community Amateur Sports Club (CASC) Regulations (November 2014)

A technical consultation on the revised CASC Regulations designed to implement changes to the scheme confirmed as a result of consultations during 2013-14.

Members can log-in and view the response here.

Cycling Delivery Plan (November 2014)

The cycling delivery plan is the government’s 10 year strategy on how to increase cycling and walking across England.

Members can log-in and view the response here.

Public Health England consultation on its physical activity framework (September 2014)

Public Health England sought views on the draft physical activity implementation document 'Everybody Active, Every Day'

Members can log-in and view the response here.