The then EU Budget Commissioner told me that giving control of this funding to national governments would make it subject to “democratic whim”.
Posts Tagged: Regional Aid
We need to lobby the Government for reassurances about our local authority funding; and that it must match current EU structural payments.
In the West Midlands, investment decisions have been deferred. We need to be able to push ahead with new trade arrangements around the globe.
The new Shared Prosperity Fund, which will replace EU funding into the regions, is a great opportunity to put areas like mine back in control.
We must seize the opportunities to provide services in a more efficient way – cutting the long delays on public procurement is an obvious example.