What does the Certifying Authority do?
The Certifying Authority is responsible for the certification of all expenditure claims submitted to the EU Commission and subsequent reimbursement to each Member State. They ensure the expenditure reported is in compliance with EU and national rules.
What does the Managing Authority do?
The Managing Authority is one of a number of bodies identified by European Regulation and given particular roles in the administration of the programme. The Managing Authority has overall responsibility for the management and implementation of the Operational Programme (the document approved by the European Commission which establishes the programme strategy and priorities). The Managing Authority has a number of responsibilities established by EU Regulation.
Ensuring that projects are selected according to the criteria approved by the Programme Monitoring Committee;
Establishing and monitoring procedures for ensuring that project expenditure has been properly and legally incurred, claimed and paid;
Maintaining systems to store data on all aspects of programme implementation including financial management, audit, monitoring and evaluation;
Ensuring proper evaluation of the programme is undertaken;
Guiding the work of the Monitoring Committee and providing it with the documents required to allow it to complete its functions;
Preparing annual and final reports on implementation, and submitting these to the European Commission following approval by the Monitoring Committee;
Ensuring that information and publicity requirements established by European Regulations are met.
Local Government Auditors Reports
|LG Auditors Report Year Ended 31st December 2015||view|
|Regulations governing the 2014 2020 programme period||view|
|REGULATION (EU) No 1303/2013 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 17 December 2013||view|
|REGULATION (EU) No 1301/2013 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 17 December 2013||view|
|COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) No 821/2014 of 28 July 2014||view|
|COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) No 1407/2013 of 18 December 2013||view|
|Regulations governing the 2007-2013 programme period||view|
|Commission Regulation (EC) No 1828/2006 of 8 December 2006||view|
|Regulation (EC) No 1080/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 July 2006||view|
|Council Regulation (EC) No 1083/2006 of 11 July 2006||view|
|Circular 12/2008: Financial Management and Control Procedures for the EU Structural Funds Programmes 2007-2013||view|
|Circular 16/2008: EU Structural Funds Programmes 2007-2013 National Eligibility Rules||view|
|ERDF Managing Authority Audit Guidance May 2014||view|