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12 Mar 2012
MPs concern over Olympic security bill

The House of Commons Public Accounts Committee has raised concerns over "significant increases" in security costs relating to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

In a report examining preparations for the event, the committee of MPs praised the building programme but said the £9.3bn public sector funding package had nearly all been spent.

Among the issues to have "particularly concerned" the committee was the spiralling cost of security, with Olympic organisers needing twice the number of security guards planned for.

Committee chair Margaret Hodge said the full cost of the Games and legacy projects to the taxpayer is nearing £11bn and called for a "single auditable account" covering total costs.

Hodge said: "Taking into account costs outside the package, the full cost to the public of the Games and legacy projects is already heading for around £11bn.

"What we need within six months of the end of the Olympics is a single auditable account covering the total costs to the public of the Games and their legacy."

Details: www.parliament.uk

Image: David Poultney/LOCOG


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29 Jan 2015
Piscina & Wellness Barcelona 2015 announces dates and second spa experiences event
The industry event Piscina & Wellness Barcelona will be held between 13-16 October 2015 at Fira de Barcelona’s Gran Via Exhibition Centre to cater for a Spanish, and global, increase in demand for water-related facilities associated with health, wellbeing and leisure.
28 Jan 2015
Glasgow 2014 contracts worth £510m to local economy
Contracts associated with staging last year’s Commonwealth Games have provided the Scottish economy with a £510m boost.
27 Jan 2015
University of Edinburgh unveils major Cardio gym refurb
The University of Edinburgh’s Centre for Sport and Exercise (CSE) has raised the curtain on its extensive Cardio gym refurbishment, which saw the installation of 102 pieces of Precor cardiovascular equipment.
27 Jan 2015
England to host U17 football European Championships in 2018
England to host U17 football European Championships in 2018
19 Jan 2015
Gym experts to converge for one-off Retention Convention
A number of the health and fitness industry’s leading retention experts are to stage a one-off UK conference examining how to hold on to gym members in a fast-changing market.
16 Jan 2015
Events underway for European Capitals of Culture
Mons in Belgium and Pilsen in the Czech Republic have kicked off festivities for a year of special events after they were named joint Capital of Culture for 2015.
08 Jan 2015
VAE makes ExCeL debut in London next week
The first ever Visitor Attraction Expo (VAE) kicks off next week, with owners, managers and developers among others, descending on the ExCeL in London for the three-day event.
07 Jan 2015
UNWTO and UNESCO team up for tourism and culture conference
UNWTO and UNESCO are, for the first time, to bring ministers of tourism and culture together with experts and stakeholders from both sectors to explore new models of partnership between tourism and culture.
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01-03 Feb 2015
Spatex 2015
Jaguar Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena
Coventry
United Kingdom
03 Feb 2015
FIBO Innovation Tour - Madrid
AC Hotels by Marriot
Madrid
04 Feb 2015
Leisure Review of the Year
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London
United Kingdom
05 Feb 2015
FIBO Innovation Tour - Paris
Novotel Paris La Défese
Paris
France
05-08 Feb 2015
CONFEC Red 13 - UK Buyers and International Suppliers
TBA
08-10 Feb 2015
ISWKC Annual Spa Convention
Thermae 2OOO
Maastricht
Netherlands
09 Feb 2015
SAPCA Conference and Annual Dinner
Chesford Grange
Kenilworth
United Kingdom
10 Feb 2015
FIBO Innovation Tour - Copenhagen
Copenhagen Marriott Hotel
København
Denmark
11-13 Feb 2015
IAAPI Amusement Expo
Bombay Exhibition Centre
Mumbai
India
18 Feb 2015
Open Day at Bucks New University
Bucks New University
High Wycombe
United Kingdom
18-19 Feb 2015
Spa & Wellness Seminar
Helo Germany
Knuellwald
Germany
21 Feb 2015
Undergraduate Open day
Bucks New University
High Wycombe
United Kingdom
22-23 Feb 2015
Professional Beauty London
London ExCeL
London
United Kingdom
23-26 Feb 2015
HOTEC Operations and Technology
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Savannah
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