Consultation outcome

Cohesion policy: review of the balance of competences

This consultation was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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Detail of outcome

This report examines the balance of competences between the European Union (EU) and the United Kingdom (UK) in the area of cohesion policy, and is led by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). It is a reflection and analysis of the evidence, submitted either in writing or orally, by:

  • experts
  • non-governmental organisations
  • businesspeople
  • Members of Parliament (MPs)
  • other interested parties

It also includes a literature review of relevant material.

Feedback received

Cohesion policy: evidence - stakeholder responses

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Cohesion policy: commissioned evidence - literature review on EU cohesion policy

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Cohesion policy: evidence - stakeholder events

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Detail of feedback received

We received a number of submissions to the cohesion policy call for evidence. The submissions, which were received from a broad range of stakeholders, were either in writing or oral. We also commissioned a literature review of relevant material.

Original consultation

This consultation ran from to

Summary

Seeks evidence on the balance of competencies between the UK and EU on activity supporting the EU's cohesion (economic development) policy.

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Consultation description

The government is carrying out a review of the balance of competences between the UK and the EU. The review will provide an analysis of what the EU does and how it affects the UK. The Review of the balance of competencies detailed guide provides full details of the review programme.

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) is leading on the report on cohesion policy in the 3rd semester of the review. The cohesion review will concentrate on EU activity that supports economic development. It will consider the EU’s regional policy, mainly funded by the European Regional Development Fund, the Cohesion Fund and the European Social Fund. It will examine: