UK Shared Prosperity Fund

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 19th July 2019.

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Photo of Andrew Dismore Andrew Dismore Labour

When are further details of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund due to be announced?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

Back in 2017, I wrote to Ministers jointly with London Councils to call on Government to continue to devolve this proposed replacement to EU programmes that benefit the UK; with funding of at least the same quantum.

The Government’s promised 2018 UK Shared Prosperity Fund consultation paper is now nearly a year overdue. In June the Government again committed in its response to the parliamentary Homes, Communities and Local Government Select Committee enquiry on Brexit and local government to “consult widely on the Fund” but said that final decisions would be made following the ‘Spending Review’.

But that review may now itself be delayed due to either continued Brexit uncertainty and/or the actions of the new Prime Minister.