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Leisure Time Uk February 2006


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Leisure Time Uk February 2006

  1. 1. Mintel Research Overview <Date> presented by <Enter Name>
  2. 2. Market Drivers <ul><li>The overall level of participation in many leisure activities is unlikely to be affected by the economy, however, the frequency of participation and the amount spent on those activities could change. </li></ul><ul><li>Those activities most dependent on higher levels of household income are visiting the cinema, doing any sport or exercise, visiting live sporting events, eating out and going to live entertainment. These are areas of leisure spending that are likely to feel the initial impact of any economic downturn. </li></ul><ul><li>In terms of age, the leisure sectors likely to profit from the ageing population are books, newspapers and magazines and cultural venues </li></ul><ul><li>The European Working Time Directive was implemented into UK law as the Working Time Regulations (WTR) on 1 October 1998 and has resulted in a steady reduction in the percentage of people working for more than 45 hours a week. </li></ul><ul><li>Women still take most of the responsibility for household tasks, as Mintel’s research, conducted for Women’s Changing Lifestyles – UK, Lifestyle Horizons , October 2005 </li></ul>
  3. 3. Market Background Part 1
  4. 4. Market Background Part 2
  5. 5. Weekday & Weekend Leisure Time
  6. 6. Leisure Activities
  7. 7. Market Forecast
  8. 8. The Future <ul><li>As the UK heads towards a 24-hour culture, work and, therefore, leisure are increasingly taking part at undefined times. Atypical working patterns include weekend working, long hours and shift work, all of which move the focus of leisure time away from evenings and weekends. </li></ul><ul><li>A smoking ban in all public places will come into force across the UK by 2008, with implications for a number of leisure industries </li></ul><ul><li>The government’s Work and Families Bill was introduced in the House of Commons on 18 October 2005 and will lead to a number of changes in working practices. </li></ul><ul><li>With an increasingly hostile retail environment and uncertainty over the UK’s economic outlook, as well as some difficulties finding suitable sites, many operators have curtailed their expansion plans and are looking to strengthen and consolidate their market position. </li></ul>
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