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PUBLIC UTILITIES GAIN EUROPEAN AID AS POOR MISS OUT

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The government has been pouring millions of EU regional aid money into the public utilities, while depriving colleg...
The government has been pouring millions of EU regional aid money into the public utilities, while depriving colleges and voluntary groups, according to a European parliament report.

The Independent (p4) reports that figures collected by Labour MEP for the Peak District, Cathy McCarthy, show that public utilities received£450m of EU regional aid money before and after privatisation.

Delays and bungles by government administrators in distributing funds caused debts and bankruptcy among bodies such as colleges and voluntary bodies.
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