Bid to EU secures funds for UK

Oh, irony of ironies …

The UK has secured £31 million in funding through the European Union’s mobility package to assist the UK’s coronavirus response. The UK’s successful bid was £31,024,734 (€34,047,679).

This will fund some of the costs associated with the transporting of equipment and items of personal protective equipment (PPE) to the UK from overseas.

The Government’s slant on this is that this grant ensures the UK continues to benefit from its own contributions to the EU under the Withdrawal Agreement. Of course, who knows what we might have gained without it!

The EU mobility package is part of the Emergency Support Instrument (ESI). The ESI has an overall budget of €2.7 billion and was activated in April 2020.


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