Following our article on minimising the risk of funding clawback in 2016, we have assisted clients with a range of clawback issues, and have seen a marked increase in the frequency of clawback being sought in substantial projects.


The impact of any financial penalties imposed following audits by DCLG/ERDF to funding recipients can be substantial.

However, there are ways in which grant recipients can minimise the likelihood of clawback, including:

  • proactive and early planning and advice on the design and execution of the procurement process itself;
  • careful management and advice during any audit process, when representations are made to funders about the evaluation undertaken; and
  • a well-planned approach to correspondence with funders to reject/minimise any suggested financial penalties.

If you need any further information, or are facing a claim for funding clawback, please get in touch with the contacts below.

Key contacts

Jonathan Davey

Jonathan Davey

Partner, Commercial Services
United Kingdom

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Bill Gilliam

Bill Gilliam

Partner, Dispute Resolution
Leeds

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Louise Dobson

Louise Dobson

Legal Director, Dispute Resolution
United Kingdom

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