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UK Sport and Sport England: Triennial Review

Volume 599: debated on Wednesday 16 September 2015

I am today publishing the report of the triennial review of UK Sport and Sport England announced on 21 November 2014 by my hon. Friend the then Minister for Sport and Tourism.

The review has concluded that the functions of UK Sport and Sport England remained necessary and should continue to be exercised by their current organisation and that both bodies should remain as non-departmental public bodies (NDPBs).

The review also has made a number of recommendations for improving the effectiveness of UK Sport and Sport England, primarily through working more closely together in the areas of talent, participation and the governance of sports’ national governing bodies (NGBs) and action to raise participation and strengthen diversity. The report recommends improving efficiency primarily through sharing more services and exploiting the scope for significant efficiencies in the NGBs they fund through co-location and shared services.

The triennial review has been carried out independently within Government and with the full participation of UK Sport and Sport England, as well as a range of stakeholders from across Government and the sport sector. I am grateful to all those who contributed to the review. The final review report is being deposited in the Libraries of both Houses and is available at:

The report will be an important contribution to our forthcoming sport strategy.