Local Communities should take back control over post-Brexit funding, says new report
February 27, 2019 / Nigel Barlow
Local areas should be able to decide how to spend the replacement to EU funding after Brexit, according to a new report from leading think tank IPPR. European structural funding, currently worth around £1.2 billion a year to the UK, is due to be replaced by a ‘Shared Prosperity Fund’ after the UK leaves the EU. But 30 days before the Brexit deadline, the Government is yet to set out how the new fund will work.