North Lanarkshire Leisure Limited (NLL) is a Non-Profit Distributing Company (NPDO) registered in Scotland (SC303391). The Company is wholly owned by North Lanarkshire Council and was established on the 16th of September 2006. NLC is an entirely not-for-profit organisation; any surpluses are invested in improving facilities, services, activity programmes, staff training and other developments in line with the charitable objectives.

Charitable Objectives

North Lanarkshire Leisure is a Scottish Charity, regulated by the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR). NLC has the following charitable objectives:

  • Sport
  • Recreation
  • Advancement of health
  • Social Welfare

NLC works in partnership with the North Lanarkshire Council and other strategic partners to deliver and improve sport, leisure and health opportunities throughout the authority.NLC was established by North Lanarkshire Council on the 16th of September 2006

Trading Subsidiary

North Lanarkshire Leisure Limited has a trading subsidiary, which is a community interest company, registered in Scotland with company number SC365792 and having its registered office at Broadwood HQ, 1 Ardgoil Drive, Cumbernauld, G68 9NE. It operates and carries out its activities under the name NLC Trading CIC and/or the NLC sub-brands.
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A cost for providing the information you request may be incurred depending on the expense involved in locating, retrieving, collating and providing this information.

Freedom of Information

  • There will be no charge for information requests which cost us £100 or less to process.
  • There may be a charge for information requests which cost us over £100 and up to £600.
  • We are not obliged to respond to requests which will cost us over £600 to process.
  • You will be advised in advance if a fee will apply.

In calculating any fees, staff time will be calculated at actual cost per staff member hour salary rate to a maximum of £15 per person per hour.

We do not charge for the time taken to determine whether we hold the information requested, nor for the time it takes to decide whether the information can be released. Charges may be made for locating, retrieving and providing information to you.

In the event that we decide to impose a charge, we will issue you with notification of the charge (a Fees Notice) and how it has been calculated. You will have three months from the date of issue of the Fees Notice in which to decide whether to pay the charge. The information will be provided to you on payment of the charge. If you decide not to proceed with the request there will be no charge to you.

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North Lanarkshire Leisure is registered under the Data Protection Act 1998 and at all times comply with the terms of the Act when processing personal data. The DPA provides you with a right of access to any personal information about you that we hold. This right is subject to certain exceptions or exemptions.

You must supply enough information for us to find the data you have requested along with proof that you are the person mentioned in the data.

Requests must be in writing, or in a permanent form such as e-mail, video or audio tape and should be sent to the contact details below.


You can expect to receive a response within 40 calendar days (from the date we receive your payment), though we may ask you for clarification to help us locate and retrieve the information you are interested in.


The charge is a standard fee of £10 plus any reproduction and postage costs.

NLC Data Protection Policy

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The UK Government has introduced a requirement for all employers with more than 250 employees to assess and publish information (on an annual basis) on the gender pay gap for their workforce. This information must be published on a government website and the organisation’s own website.

It is important to stress that Gender Pay Gap is not the same as Equal Pay and does not make pay comparisons between individual male and female staff.

Whilst both equal pay and the gender gap deal with the difference (disparity) in pay women receive in the workplace, they are two different issues:

Equal pay:

Means that men and women in the same employment performing equal work must receive equal pay, as set out in the Equality Act 2010.

Gender pay gap:

Is a measure of the difference between men’s and women’s average earnings across an organisation or the labour market. It is expressed as a percentage of men’s earnings.

NLC is confident that its gender pay gap does not stem from paying men and women differently for the same or equivalent work. The gender pay gap is the result of the roles in which men and women work within the organisation and the salaries that these roles attract.

  • In the UK economy, there is an overall gender pay gap of 17.1%.
  • In our Sector, there is a gender pay gap of 51.2%
  • NLC’s gender pay gap for 2018 was 8%.

NLL’s gender pay gap clearly compares favourably to national statistics, however, we are committed to monitoring and reducing the gap wherever possible, whilst also recognising that we have no direct control over the gender of applicants for particular job types or an individual’s career choices.

NLC is committed to the promotion of equality of opportunity in its employment practices and is confident that males and females are paid the same rate for the job regardless of gender (or any other difference).

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