RESPONDING to the Welsh Government’s post-EU funding schemes published today, Wednesday (Nov 18) Plaid Cymru’s Shadow Minister for Leaving the European Union Dr Dai Lloyd MS said,
“Not a penny less and not a power lost. That was Plaid Cymru’s message when we unveiled our Shared Prosperity Fund Plan for Wales last year. That message remains the same today.
“Westminster is still to detail its plans for the Shared Prosperity more than three years after announcing it and four years after bold promises of replacing the approximately £2bn in funding that Wales received under European structural funds. It must uphold these promises next week.
“Decisions on how the money is spent in Wales must be made in Wales. It should be allocated according to need – not population – and delivered for the communities of Wales. It is vital that Wales gets the funding and co-operation from Westminster to do this – this has regrettably not happened to date.”