Brexit will cause the Red Valley and other poor areas of England to lose up to ഒരു 1 billion in development funds this year, despite Boris Johnson’s pledge to ‘balance’ the country.
When the UK withdrew from the EU, the government promised to match the grants – to attract businesses and jobs and build a local economy.
Instead, just 20 million m 220 million will be available across the UK by 2021-2022, and the money has not yet been disbursed – at least half of the exercise.
The North and Midland regions, which turned to the Tories in the 2019 election, have reportedly received 500 500 million a year from EU structural funds since the Prime Minister’s pledge to ‘level up’.
They now receive only a fraction of the m 220 million interim fund for community renewal – instead of allocating enough money, in the new fury of councils having to make offers.
Amid criticism that other funding pots have been diverted to conservative constituencies, including cabinet ministers, parts of the South have become new “priority areas”.
Overall, English territories received $ 1.12 billion from the European Union in 2018, with the latest figures available – suggesting losses of up to $ 1 billion this year, depending on the interim fund allocation.
The worst affected are the Midlands (£ 190 million in 2018), Yorkshire (£ 143 million), Cornwall (£ 95 million), the North West (£ 88 million) and the Northeast (£ 80 million), according to Labor figures.
Wales will be hit the hardest – the European Union was able to receive $ 3,373 million a year – while Scotland received $ 125 million a year.
Labor said the revelation mocks its commitment to tackling the divide between rich and poor, while a northern business group commented that a leveling means nothing.
With the exception of Brexit, Tees Valley, Durham and South Yorkshire are moving into a higher funding trench, with some so-called ‘Red Walls’ causing bigger losses than the numbers suggest.
The losses were the result of strong criticism of Mr Johnson’s major leveling-up speech last month, which he himself admits does not have extensive policy action.
James Ramsbottom, chief executive of the North East England Chamber of Commerce, said the EU’s exchange – promised shared welfare fund – was crucial in alleviating economic poverty.
Although it was first proposed in 2017, we still have little clue as to what it will do or how it will work, ”he protested.
“Leveling does not make sense if the government does not act quickly to replace structural funds fairly and transparently. “
Labor Ghost Communities Secretary Steve Reed said: “This research makes interesting the promise of conservatives to address the massive regional inequalities they have created.
“Not only is the government not keeping its promise to match what these areas have lost, but they are also bidding on each other for small funds that favor the rich over the poor. “
Welsh Finance Minister von Getting called the situation “anarchy” by undermining his comprehensive development plan.
“Wales are now denied jobs and investment at its worst. You can’t do this job in the pool, and no responsible government will try to do that,” he said.
In the austerity years since 2010, the poorest areas of England have lost almost all of their funds for economic development in Whitehall, raising concerns that the EU will lose money after Brexit.
Brussels Stream is providing $ 1.73 billion across the UK in 2018 – funding scientific research centers and business parks, among many other programs, utilizing private funding to boost performance. Public expenses.
In response, the government promised to replace the shared welfare fund across the UK, but it was hampered by delays and uncertainty over how it would work.
It will start next April, but offers have not yet been sought – and it is doubtful whether all funds will be replaced, with the government pledging to spend an annual ‘average’ of $ 1 billion.
When ministers and Whitehall officials make allocation decisions, there is also a takeover fear that will undermine the union.
In the meantime, m 220 million will go from the community renewal fund to 11 million to Northern Ireland, and this year it will share ’14 million through 100 ‘priority areas’ – distributing less than 200 200 million.
The Ministry of Housing and Local Self-Government declined to comment on why the shared welfare fund will not be launched until next year, and no criticism has been resolved during the auction process.
A spokesman said: ‘Funding will increase so that domestic funding across the UK is at least in line with EU revenues, reaching $ 1.5 billion a year. “
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