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MK asks: Will UK Government replace Cornwall’s lost EU funds?
Mebyon Kernow’s economy spokesman has challenged the Prime Minister and Cornwall’s MPs to “come clean” about their post-Brexit plans for regional investment.

Cornwall received over 600m from the EU between 2007 and 2013
This follows new analysis from the Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions about the level of regional development funding (13 billion euros) that would come to the United Kingdom for the 2021-2027 period should it stay in the European Union.

The CPMR report states that the two regions in the UK currently classed as “less developed regions” under the European Commission’s eligibility rules – (i) Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly and (ii) West Wales & the Valleys – would continue to receive the top level of EU structural funding.

Three further regions would also become “less developed regions” for the 2021-2027 period – South Yorkshire, Tees Valley & Durham and Lincolnshire.

The report adds: “All five of these regions would stand to receive EU support in excess of 500 euros per capita for the seven-year period.”

Cllr Andrew Long, who represents Callington on Cornwall Council, said:

“There is great inequality across the United Kingdom. Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly is receiving significant structural funding, because of our weak economic performance and decades-long under-investment from central government.

“I have no faith in the present UK Government and fear that, should Brexit get through Parliament, Cornwall will not be a priority in a future London-centric political system.

“The Prime Minister and Cornwall’s six MPs need to come clean about their post-Brexit plans for regional investment.

“They need to confirm whether Cornwall will see funding equal to that which would have been received through the EU programmes – or whether we will be failed by Westminster once again.”
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By Dick Cole. Published on 2nd February 2019.

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