UK Shared Prosperity Fund

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 12th February 2019.

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Photo of Mike Amesbury Mike Amesbury Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions) (Employment)

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will publish a consultation on the Shared Prosperity Fund; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Mike Amesbury Mike Amesbury Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions) (Employment)

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if the Government will make it its policy to ringfence funding in the UK Shared Prosperity Fund for programmes providing employment support to disadvantaged communities.

Photo of Mike Amesbury Mike Amesbury Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions) (Employment)

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if the Government will make it its policy to match the level of funding allocated for employment support in the Shared Prosperity Fund to that in the European Social Fund after the UK leaves the EU.

Photo of Jake Berry Jake Berry Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

The government recognises that not all places see the same opportunities. The UK Shared Prosperity Fund will tackle inequalities between communities by raising productivity, especially in those parts of our country whose economies are furthest behind. We will consult on the design and priorities of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund shortly, which will give all interested parties to contribute their views ahead of final decisions being made at spending review.

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