To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to ensure that the UK Shared Prosperity Fund will offer assistance across the whole of the UK.
15 January 2018
My Department is continuing to develop the UK Shared Prosperity Fund, which aims to improve productivity and reduce economic inequalities across all four nations of the Union. The new Fund affords a fresh opportunity to focus investment according to our own priorities. We will engage the devolved administrations on the design and priorities of the Fund at the earliest opportunity, before consulting widely later in the year.