EU Funds ‘Continue to Benefit Wales’








The Welsh Government said today that EU funds are continuing to provide benefits for businesses, communities and the people of Wales.

The latest figures (end of August) show that EU projects supported by the current programmes have created more than 22,820 jobs and some 4,300 new businesses.

In addition, some 14,570 businesses have been supported, 29,860 people have been helped into work, and more than 126,660 qualifications have been achieved.

Full statistics for the 2014-2020 programmes are on the Welsh Government’s Progress of EU funds web page.

Nigel Summerley

Nigel Summerley retired from The Oldie magazine to return to freelance journalism. He previously held executive staff jobs at the London Evening Standard, The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph and the Daily Express before freelancing for 20 years for newspapers including The Times, The Sunday Times, The Independent, The Guardian and the ‘i’ paper, plus a wide range of magazines. He continues to write about music, travel and health, and blogs at

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