Health & Fitness and the Government Spending Review 2019

A Government Spending Review in early 2019 will determine the allocation of £4 trillion of public money (IFG, 2018).

UK Active’s National Summit, which took place on 12 September in London, was a timely opportunity to demonstrate the fitness sector’s positive impact on society.

In 2017, UK Active outlined the impact physical activity can have as the ‘golden thread’ running through every aspect of society – from justice to education and from social cohesion to health (HCM, 2018).

It is important to note that physical activity plays a vital role in health at every stage of life, and interventions should be targeted to three specific age groups:

  1. Children and young people;
  2. Working age people/employees in workplaces; and
  3. Older people.


HCM (Health Club Management). (2018) National Summit Will Set the Agenda. Health Club Management. August 2018.

IFG (Institute for Government). (2018) The 2019 Spending Review. Available from World Wide Web: [Accessed: 25 September, 2018].


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