Brexit 'paralysis' holding up investment in Durham, council chiefs say

Council chiefs have blasted government ‘paralysis’, delaying plans for post-Brexit investment in County Durham.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 13 June, 2019, 13:05

EU funding through just two of the pots available, the European Regional Development Fund and the European Social Fund (ESF), are expected to be worth more than £150million to the county over the period 2014 – 2020. But, with just months to go, ministers have still not confirmed details of a scheme to replace the lost cash.

“Post-2020, the structural funds will be replaced by the Shared Prosperity Fund,” said Coun Alan Napier, deputy leader of Durham County Council.

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