The Certifying Authority is a separate body within the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science. It has responsibility for certifying the eligibility and accuracy of final claims submitted to the European Commission in respect of EGF programmes. In carrying out this function there are a number of levels of checking that it undertakes.
The Certifying Authority’s responsibilities include drawing up and submitting a statement justifying the expenditure associated with each EGF programme for submission to the European Commission in line with EGF Regulations. The Certifying Authority must ensure that:
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