20% cut in aid to UK

Daily Express - - Race On To Save Brexit -

EUROCRATS se­cretly slashed EU grants to Bri­tain by 20 per cent in just a year, anal­y­sis has re­vealed.

The UK lost hun­dreds of mil­lions of pounds after the ref­er­en­dum while cash rock­eted for Ger­many and France.

Ex­perts said Brus­sels had made a two-year head start on Brexit, cut­ting funds be­fore the UK had left in ar­eas such as agri­cul­ture, cli­mate change, mi­gra­tion and fish­eries.

Records show the amount fell from £1.73bil­lion in 2016 to £1.38bil­lion last year. But cash for Ger­many rose 20 per cent to £1.72bil­lion while grants to France rose 16 per cent to £1.37bil­lion.

Ac­coun­tancy group UHY Hacker Young part­ner An­drew Hulse said: “The Gov­ern­ment needs to recog­nise this short­fall.”

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