Published: 8th Jun 2020

A group of MPs has written to the communities secretary, demanding more information on the upcoming UK Shared Prosperity Fund. The letter to Robert Jenrick has been signed by the chairs of four parliamentary select committee’s – housing, communities, and local government, Northern Ireland affairs, Scottish affairs and Welsh affairs. The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is due to replace various EU regeneration funding streams after Brexit. The fund was first announced by the Conservatives in their 2017 general election manifesto, but details remain scant about how the fund will work or how much money will be allocated to it. The letter notes that the government has ‘yet to publish any firm proposals’ about the fund. ‘Ministerial updates, both in the chamber and at select committees, have lacked some of the details which we would have hoped for’. ‘Whilst we acknowledge the impact that the COVID-19 has had on capacity across … (To read the full article, subscribe below)