UK Shared Prosperity Fund

(asked on 10th November 2021) - View Source

Question

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have undertaken rural proofing of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund; and, if so, whether they plan to publish the findings of this.


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Lord Greenhalgh
Minister of State (Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities)
This question was answered on 24th November 2021

The UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF), worth over £2.6 billion, will help people access opportunity in places in need, such as ex-industrial areas, deprived towns and rural and coastal communities, and for people in disadvantaged groups across the UK. The funding announced at Spending Review 2021 meets the government's previous commitment to at least match receipts from EU structural funds. Further details about the UKSPF will be set out in due course.

Funding equivalent to European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD), including Liaison Entre Actions de Développement de l'Économie Rurale (LEADER) and Growth, has been provided as part of the domestic farm settlement that replaces UK participation in the EU Common Agricultural Policy. The farm settlement is being delivered by Defra in England, and the Devolved Administrations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

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1. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - written evidence
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2. Rural proofing in England 2020
26/03/2021 - Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
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3. Letter from the Minister for Rural Affairs and Biosecurity on the Select Committee on the Natural Communities and Rural Communities Act 2006 to the Deputy Lord Speaker - Updated Government Response
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Found: Restricted: For Committee use only Update to the Government response to the House of Lords Select Committee

4. Letter from the Minister for Rural Affairs and Biosecurity to the Senior Deputy Speaker on the Select Committee on the Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006
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5. Action with Communities in Rural England - written evidence
03/09/2019 - Inquiry: Long-term delivery of social and affordable rented housing - Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee
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26/11/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: Select Committee on the Rural Economy Time for a strategy for the rural economy (HL Paper 330, Session - Speech Link
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3: commitment to rural communities is welcome and, I am sure, forms a major part of strategies such as the UK shared - Speech Link

2. Draft European Structural and Investment Funds Common Provisions and COMMON PROVISION RULES ETC. (AMENDMENT) (EU EXIT) (REVOCATION) REGULATIONS 2020
16/09/2020 - General Committees

1: regulations for structural funds and the cohesion fund are designed to reduce social and economic disparities - Speech Link

3. Rural Economy (Rural Economy Committee Report)
08/10/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: impact on the rural economy, namely Brexit. While I can see no good news for the rural economy coming - Speech Link

4. Oral Answers to Questions
17/11/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: assessment the Government have made of the potential outcomes of the £46 million community renewal fund allocated - Speech Link
2: Wales is receiving £46 million under the UK community renewal fund, 23% of the funding total, and 165 projects - Speech Link
3: million was announced from the community renewal fund for 14 projects in Denbighshire, including Blossom - Speech Link

5. Agriculture Bill
21/07/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: Microphones will be muted after each speech. I ask noble Lords to be patient if there are any short - Speech Link
2: of Nature report states that“15% of species in the UK are now threatened by extinction,”41% are in decline - Speech Link
3: there is wide support across the House for the government objectives in the Bill to move towards a new - Speech Link

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