Published: 6th Sep 2019

The government has come under fresh fire over its plans to replace EU regeneration grants with the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. Speaking during a parliamentary debate last week, the SNP’s Drew Henry criticised the lack of progress being made by ministers over the new fund, which was first promised in the 2017 Conservative Party general election manifesto. Details remain patchy about how the fund will actually work. A full consultation on the new fund was due to be held by ministers before the end of 2018, but it has still yet to occur. Last month, a report from the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Post-Brexit Funding for Nationals, Regions and Local Areas has claimed the government is considering merging it with the Local Growth Fund. ‘Communities and charities have now been waiting for years to find out what funding will be available post Brexit, yet so far there is nothing from the … (To read the full article, subscribe below)