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Public sector. Public sector services are provided for the public and collectively paid for by the government. Their operation is ultimately accountable to elected bodies, including local council and parliament. The public sector regards the provision of leisure service as a social service to the community rather than as a profit-making venture. Consequently local authorities usually provide subsidised, or in some cases free, services for the communities they serve. In so doing they cater for the needs of gropes such as school children, young mothers, the unemployed the disable and the elderly. The public sector can be at one of two levels: national government or local government. The latter includes county councils, metropolitan councils, unitary authorities and district council. Historically, national government has seldom been a direct provider of leisure facilities in the UK its main task is to make the laws which govern their provision and provide assistance to a wide range of organisations representing the leisure and recreation industry. The government has four main functions: Planning and control: setting the boundaries for leisure provisions to ensure that development of the industry is in line with government policies Marketing: promoting the benefits of leisure activities. ...read more.

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In general privet sector companies are unlikely to get involved in the non-profit making area of the leisure and recreation industry. Private sector operators can locate where ever they want. Consequently in areas where there is a small market there will be a lack of operators while in areas where there are large markets there is a great deal of competition and numerous firms will jostle beside each other to win customers. There are two private sector organisations Non limited businesses Limited companies The two organisations operate in slightly different ways and have slightly different products to offer. Sole traders: These are people who set up and run a business which they own themselves. The business is normally small with few or even no staff. Being a sole trader can be a precarious business as the owner can raise money only from conventional sources such as personal savings, loans and mortgages, and is also personally liable for any damage or debt incurred by the firm's activities. The advantages are that the trader owns the company and can keep all the profits and make all decisions. To operate legally the sole trader simply needs to declare trading to the Inland Revenue and exhibit a notice of trading on the premises. ...read more.

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Voluntary organisations work on limited budgets. They need to minimise the costs to their members but at the same time they must work in credit if they are not to become bankrupt. In other words they need to keep running costs to a minimum, keep membership fees within the pocket of their members and constantly seek other sources of income such as grants. Charities and trusts: Charities used to always be seen as non profit making organisations that raise money for good work, using volunteers. Because of a relaxation of the laws governing the meaning of charitable status it is now much easier to register as a charity. There are also significant financial and tax advantages for private public organisations. Organizations like this despite there good work are perhaps Quangos in sheep's clothing and best thought of as in the public sector. In some cases this approach is taken to extremes and organisations as much of the appearance of private sector organisations. For example National Trust shops in both the high streets and on their properties, which are very similar to companies in the private sector. In the leisure sector National Trust is probably the most successful example of a non profit making organisation. ?? ?? ?? ?? Stacey Morris Referred Work Leisure Studies 18/10/08 Page 1 of 5 ...read more.

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