Background Document

Current Press Articles regarding the Energy Crisis and impact on leisure facilities:

UK Gyms Shutting Hot Tubs, Turning Down Pool Temperatures to Save Money - Bloomberg

Freedom Leisure announces its first swimming pool closures due to unprecedented increases in energy costs | Freedom Leisure (

Cost of living crisis: Freedom Leisure drops pool temperatures - BBC News

Halo Leisure under huge pressure as energy bills rocket | Hereford Times

Hundreds of swimming pools could close because they can’t afford energy bills (

Fears leisure centre could close after operator pulls out due to 'costs' (


Information from Governing Bodies and Industry experts:


Briefing note for councils – the impact of rising energy costs on the leisure sector | Local Government Association


UK Active:

ukactive responds to Government’s plans to help cut energy bills for businesses | ukactive

ukactive calls on new PM Liz Truss to stop energy crisis becoming major physical and mental health crisis | ukactive

Sector leaders call for urgent action from Government as energy costs put leisure facilities and pools at risk of closure within six months | ukactive


Sport England:

Reducing energy costs | Sport England


Swim England:

Temporary closure of pools due to energy costs ‘the tip of the iceberg’ (

Energy Bill Relief Scheme welcomed but pools still require long-term help (

New PM warned energy costs could close ‘crucial’ swimming pools



Energy reduction for leisure centres; reducing costs in swimming pools (