EU Grants and Loans

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 1st February 2018.

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Photo of Faisal Rashid Faisal Rashid Labour, Warrington South

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the Government plans to match the funding provided by the European Social Fund after the UK leaves the EU.

Photo of Alok Sharma Alok Sharma The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

The Government’s 2017 election manifesto committed to create a new UK Shared Prosperity Fund to reduce inequalities between communities across the UK. The design of this new fund is currently being considered, including its funding arrangements, and further details will be set out in due course.

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