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Shooting boosts the economy by £2 billion a year

posted 21 Jul 2014, 02:43 by Tony Cattermole   [ updated 21 Jul 2014, 02:43 ]
‘The Value of Shooting’ (see our ‘Articles’ section) a new report produced by the Cambridge-based Public and Corporate Economic Consultants (PACEC) after 2 months research and the analysis of over 16,000 survey responses, demonstrates that the shooting sports in all their forms contribute £2 billion a year to the UK economy and support the equivalent of 74,000 full time jobs. The figures show that the amount of money spent on shooting equals almost 10% of the amount spent annually on outdoor recreation (£27 billion according to the Sport and Recreational Alliance).

Shooting is also a major contributor to conservation and habitat management, with shooting providing the equivalent of 16,000 full-time conservation jobs.

This report provides powerful and well-presented evidence of the substantial social, economic and conservation benefits of shooting and will be of the greatest assistance in the promotion of our sport. Every shooter should not just read it but use it.

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