Published: 3rd Apr 2019

A cross-party group of MPs has called on the government to publish more details about the UK Shared Prosperity Fund by the end of this month. In a report published today (3 April), the housing, communities and local government select committee warns ministers need to take urgent action to help local authorities prepare for the consequences of Brexit. One of the report’s key areas concerns the UK Shared Prosperity Fund, which is due to replace EU regeneration funds when Britain leaves the EU. A full consultation on the new fund was due to be held by ministers before the end of 2018, but has still yet to occur. In the report, the MPs call on the government to publish the promised consultation on its design and administration within two weeks of 12 April. It also warns that the money available must match or exceed the equivalent levels of EU funding … (To read the full article, subscribe below)