A ‘no-deal’ Brexit would mean local authorities, community groups and other organisations would lose access to key EU regeneration funds, ministers have confirmed. The Government published its second tranche of briefing documents yesterday on what would happen if the UK leaves the EU next March without a deal in place. The latest round of documents includes briefings on what a ‘No-Deal’ would mean for projects funded by both the European Social Fund and the European Regional Development Fund Programme. The European Social Fund provides funding for employment schemes, education and training both here in the UK and around Europe. According to a new briefing document, if the UK crashes out of the EU in a ‘no deal’ scenario, UK organisations will ‘be unable to access EU funding for European Social Fund projects after exit day’. But it adds the Government is ‘committed to ensuring that there will be no gap … (To read the full article, subscribe below)

Jamie Hailstone

Senior reporter – NewStart