December 4th, 2013
Our latest Special Bulletin on the progress being made towards the new EUi funding programmes 2014-20 has been published.
Greater Manchester (GM) has been allocated €415 million by the UK Government for the next European programming period from 2014 until 2020 and has produced a Draft European Structural and Investment Funds Investment Plan, which sets out the priorities which will be supported by funds that will come from the European Commission between 2014-2020.
After over 16 hours of negotiations an agreement has been reached on the EUi budget for 2014. The deal reached between the European Parliament and the Council provides much needed investment opportunities to Europe's businesses, scientists, towns, regions and students at a time when investing is much needed.
Community Work Placements will be one of three intensive options available through Help to Work support for Jobseeker’s Allowance claimants returning from the Work Programme, whose key barrier to employment is either insufficient recent work experience or a lack of motivation, or both.