EU funding has left Cornwall’s economy over-reliant on the public sector, says Chamber of Commerce President

Posted By on 22nd May 2020

By Richard Whitehouse A leading businessman has claimed that European funding “failed to achieve significant economic development” in Cornwall. Cornwall has received millions of pounds from the European Union over…


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  1. It is such a pity that we have not made the best of the funding that has come our way. A “Local Enterprise Partnership” would be a great solution. A genuine partnership led by the private sector and supported by the public sector could achieve great things. Sadly we have an unelected, unaccountable quango, controlled by the pubic sector in Cornwall.

    • I should mention that the false partnership and control of all of the funding also has a vested interest in failure. If they were to succeed they would all be surplus to requirements.

  2. I agree with both Mr Parkins and Mr Stringer.
    Most civil servants have no idea of how to run any business, that is why they always manage to get the UK into a mess. They think all money is given to them from the havens, or by magic, they do not understand that a person has to work to earn money.
    Also this is NOT EU money it is our money that the EU thugs allow us to have a few pence back, while they keep as much of our hard earned money as they can.
    Also most of this money did not good for Kernow what so ever. .

  3. Having been a business owner and also business advisor going back as far as the 1980’s this is not a new problem.
    Whether it be Local Authorities, before them English Partnerships and before that the DTI.
    These decisions are made by Public sector people who have little or no empathy or understanding of our indigenous businesses be they small or large

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