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Alun Michael unveils a new plan for spending structural funds in the UK - Tuesday 28 February 2006

A wide-ranging consultation to identify the top UK priorities for EU Structural Funds spending across the UK from 2007 to 2013 was launched today by Alun Michael, Minister of State for Industry and the Regions.

Structural Funds are used to promote regional development and employment. The new priorities are expected to include a stronger focus on activities to support enterprise, innovation, sustainable communities and sustainable development as well as boosting skills and employment.

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The consultation document and draft National Framework are available on the DTI website at:

The draft Community Strategic Guidelines are available on the European Commission website at: