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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?