UK National Strategic Reference Framework 2007-2013

On the 23 October 2006, the UK government produced the National Strategic Reference Framework (NSRF) which outlines the Government’s broad strategy for using the UK’s Structural Fundsi allocations in the 2007-2013 budgetary cycle. The purpose of the document is to provide a policy framework for the preparation of future Structural Funds Operational Programmes, in order to ensure that these Programmes contribute fully to EUi and domestic priorities for regional development.
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The NSRF also sets out the broad arrangements for delivering the funds in during the 2007- 2013 period. In England, the RDAs will take a leading role in delivering regional ERDFi programmes, working in partnership with local stakeholders. Meanwhile, the Regional Skills Partnerships will play an active role in setting strategies for ESFi spending in the English regions within the context of a national English ESF programme. In this way, the two funds, while separate, can be more easily aligned to meet defined local and regional needs.
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The spending allocations announcements were also part of the official launch of the NSRF which lay out the national social and economic priorities for the next year programme. The North West will be receiving just under £790 million for the 2007-2013 European Structural Funds Programme, with a ring fenced allocation for Merseyside of £317 million.
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You can find the UK National Strategic Reference Framework at the Home/European Funding/Post 2006/Useful Documents
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