Projects to treat liver disease and help doctors deliver better care for patients were among 29 in Watford to benefit from EU funding.

Research from a data investigation unit has revealed that businesses in Watford have benefited from at least £10,011,098 EU contributions to various projects since 2012.

These projects include ones launched by Watford Grammar School for Girls, Jurys Inn Watford Hotel and several NHS Blood and Transplant projects.

In total, the EU helped fund 29 vastly different projects in Watford alone between 2012 and 2019.

Watford Grammar School for Girls for example received their entire funding in 2014 for the Spanish language teacher training course, with a small contribution of £1,861.

But larger contributions went to five NHS projects in Watford ranging between 2012 to 2019 which involved £1,652,704 from the EU.

These went towards projects such as MERLIN, which focused on treating liver disease, and TETRA, which aimed to address the limitations of standard clinical care.

The Dojo, a martial arts centre based at the Parkgate Youth Community Centre, held 17 projects involving ways of empowering the youth, which saw £3,779,724 from the EU.

Jurys Inn was part of a project that involved investments in education and professional training for skills in the European Union, as a result the EU put £129,410 towards the project.

In contrast areas within Hertsmere had even more EU funded projects, with 44 projects and a total contribution of £13,287,341.

St Margaret’s School in Bushey had two projects totalling to £93,617 which aimed to both improve education standards at the school and improving integration with digital technology.

Many of the other projects within Watford and Hertsmere focused on improving the standards of life and the environment.

This is just part of a wider scale of what the EU provided to the UK, with data revealing that UK colleges and universities benefited from £7billion.

With negotiations regarding Brexit deals in place, trade talks between the UK and the European Union will be starting on Monday (March 2).

On Thursday, the final agreement will be presented in Parliament, with the EU Commission president Ursula von der Leyen announcing that the EU is “ready to build a close, ambitious partnership with the UK”.