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Guidance for projects after the UK leaves the EU.

First published:
28 June 2019
Last updated:

Summary

There will be no change in the existing arrangements for current EU funded projects.

The way that projects are managed will not change. This includes:

  • submitting and payment of claims
  • verification checks
  • retention of records

Projects should continue to use WEFO Online to submit and update information.

Projects will continue to receive EU funding until the programmes are closed in 2023.

This includes:

  • European Structural Funds programmes (the European Regional Development Fund and European Social Fund)
  • European Territorial Co-operation programmes
  • Ireland Wales programme

The current deadline of 31 December 2023 for programme delivery remains unchanged.

Projects currently being developed

If you are working on potential projects, you should continue to develop your plans with us.

Projects approved and receiving funding

All existing EU rules and regulations will continue to apply.

Horizon 2020

You can still apply for Horizon 2020 funding.

There are no changes to EU funding for approved Horizon 2020 projects. All existing EU rules and regulations will continue to apply.

European Territorial Co-operation and the Ireland Wales Co-operation Programme

EU funding for UK organisations involved with these programmes will continue until the end of the programme. You can also apply for further funding.

Rules about sharing personal data between the EU and the UK

During the transition period (end of December 2020) there is no change to the rules about sharing personal data between the EU and the UK. Read the guidance from the Information Commissioner’s Office.

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