Sports & Recreation
This theme is now closed for comment. An announcement on Red Tape Challenge plans will be made shortly.
You can read comments made during the theme spotlight (29 March – 31 May 2012), by sub-category below.
Leisure and recreation enrich our lives. We need appropriate safeguards in sports; to ensure fair, safe and responsible gambling; continued protection for our cultural properties in museums; and to preserve our cultural heritage. But we want our policies to be implemented in the most effective way possible, so that our regulations do not create unnecessary barriers to innovation and the public’s enjoyment of these activities.
We welcome your views on which regulations could be improved, redesigned, kept, scrapped, or implemented more efficiently. We want to find out how we can do things better whilst maintaining the important progress made in the areas of sports safety, gambling, museums and heritage. We would also like to hear about any other unnecessary burdens in these areas, even if they are not directly linked to the 283 regulations listed. For example, we want to help sports clubs across the country to flourish and welcome your thoughts on what stops people from participating.
Share your thoughts by commenting on the sub-categories below, or send a private contribution to email@example.com.
Meet our theme sector champions – Shaun Dawson, Chief Executive Officer of Lea Valley Parks and Peter Hannibal, a gambling and leisure industry consultant - here.
Covers the safety of spectators in sports stadia and set out penalties for certain types of misconduct at sports events.
Cover gambling regulations including the licensing of authorised premises, individuals and duties on gambling activities.
Cover regulations relating to the licensing and regulation of the National Lottery and its funding to good causes.
Cover the export and return of cultural objects, planning in respect of ecclesiastical buildings and protection of wrecks and areas of archaeological importance.
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This site is designed to promote open discussion of ways in which the aims of existing regulation can be fulfilled in the least burdensome way possible. The presence of a particular regulation or law on this website should not be read as implying any intention on the part of the Government to remove that regulation or law from the statute book. The purpose of this exercise is to open government up to the public.