Scottish Government Consultation Open

Open Consultation on The Replacement of European Structural Funds In Scotland Post EU-Exit

For over 40 years the European Structural Funds have helped support Scotland by helping to “invest in job creation and a sustainable and healthy European economy and environment.” If the UK leaves the EU then there will no longer be support from these Funds.

Many initiatives delivered through local authorities, community groups, funding bodies and enterprise and skills agencies will feel the impact of this loss. The UK Government has indicated its intention to provide successor funding to European Structural Funds following EU-Exit but without detail as yet on the scale, objectives and allocation of such funding.

The Scottish Government is conducting a consultation to seek views on how best to develop our own thinking on how any replacement funding vehicle can best meet the needs of our citizens, our businesses and our communities.

This consultation focuses on the replacement of the European Regional Development Fund and the European Social Fund.

This consultation closes on the 12th February 2020, and is available by clicking on the link above or here.