Archive - 2004

December 14th

English ESF Doing Well

The European Commission has allocated an extra £111 million to the English European Social Fund as a result of its Objective 3i Programme achieving interim performance targets.

Thresholds to Fall

The European Commission has lowered the thresholds for public contracts above which they must be advertised across the EU.

Aid for Innovation


The European Commission has recently published a guide to the EU rules on granting aid to businesses or other organisations for the purposes of innovation.

December 13th

Metrolink Extension Veto to Cost Manchester £1.4bn

Transport Secretary Alistair Darling’s decision to scrap the extension of Manchester’s Metrolink system will cost the City’s economy £1.4bn a year, a new study has revealed.