Leisure Provision - Public Sector

Characteristics/Goals/Advantages/Disadvantages

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  • Created on: 22-03-13 17:47

Public Sector

Characteristics: - Ran by local authorities(LA's)
                         - Managed by LA employees

Goals: - Provide a service for local community
           - More affordable than private sector
           - Social impact on health and employment

Advantages: - Underpinning requirement to act in the public good for the national/local community
                    - Has resources allocated from local/national taxation for this purpose ^^
                    - Not driven by the need to make a commercial profit 

Disadvantages: - Funds for capital projects/improvements to services are limited by national/local taxation policies

                         - LA's don't have the same financial freedom as private sector to borrow money to invest in facilities
                         - LA's in economically disadvantaged areas have less money to spend on recreational facilities 

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