British firms fined £150m for failing to fly EU flag
Business Digest: Company posters and plaques celebrating EU funding ‘must be properly displayed’
Companies that receive EU grants are bound to display the European flag on their buildings, posters and websites. However, so many British firms flout this ruling that a total of £150m in fines have been issued, according to figures released in Brussels.
To help companies avoid the fines, Yorkshire Forward, a regional development agency, has produced a booklet detailing the EU's requirements. They include the rule that relevant posters must set aside 25 per cent of the total area for an EU mention. They must also include the words 'Investing in your future'.
And it's no good hiding EU plaques at the end of corridors or in the staff canteen. They should be placed where they can be seen by the public and "should not be hidden away in obscure locations... Reception areas are ideal".
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