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Vice-chancellor issues warning over Shared Prosperity Fund

Swansea vice-chancellor Paul Boyle says funds risk being spread ‘more evenly than they should be’

The UK’s replacement for EU structural funds risks spreading money “more evenly” than it should and leaving Welsh science out of pocket, a vice-chancellor at a Welsh university has warned.

In per-person terms, Wales currently receives more than twice as much money from such EU structural funds as any other nation in the UK, with around €140 (£117) per person per year, compared with a UK-wide average of €36 (£30). 

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