Call for evidence
Wales and the Shared Prosperity Fund
The Committee invites written evidence submissions addressing the following points:
- How effective have existing arrangements for the management of European Structural Funds been?
- What impact have Structural Funds had on the Welsh economy?
- What lessons should be drawn from previous rounds of European Structural Funds in Wales?
- What should be the priorities and objectives of the Shared Prosperity Fund and what, if any, improvements are needed to the current European funding system?
- What level of funding should Wales receive, and how should this be calculated moving forward?
- Should funding be ring-fenced on a nation or regional basis or should the fund be open to competitive tendering?
- What timescale should be adopted for each funding round? How should responsibility for funding and administering the fund be divided between UK and devolved governments?
- What role could, or should, local government and, where applicable, city or growth deals play in relation to the fund?
- Are there any implications for state aid rules?