What is State Aid?
State Aid is any advantage granted by public authorities through state resources on a selective basis to any organisations that could potentially distort competition and trade in the European Union (EU).
Payments made can be provided under the existing De Minimis rules, provided doing so does not exceed the €200,000 threshold to any one
12 organisation over a three-year fiscal period.
The amended Temporary Framework enables EU Member States to give up to the nominal value of € 800,000 per company. This can be combined also with so-called de minimis aid (to bring the aid per company to up to €1 million) and with other specific types of aid. Any business that has reached the limits of payments permissible under the De Minimis and the UK Covid-19 Temporary State Aid Framework will not be able to receive further grant funding.
State Aid in relation to your Local Restrictions Business Support Grant
Any aid provided under this scheme will be relevant if you wish to apply, or have applied, for any other aid granted on the basis of the European Commission’s Temporary Framework or under the De Minimis regulations.
You will need to declare this amount to any other aid awarding body who requests information from you on how much aid you have received. You must retain the confirmation email for four years after the conclusion of the UK’s transition from the EU and produce it on any request from the UK public authorities or the European Commission.
What you need to do now
If you have reached the limits of payments permissible under the De Minimis and the UK Covid-19 Temporary State Aid Framework will not be able to receive further grant funding and you should complete the grant refusal form below.
You should also use this form is you wish to refuse the grant for any other reason.
If you are receiving aid under the De Minimis and the UK Covid-19 Temporary State Aid Framework but have not reached the limits set out above, you will need to complete the State Aid declaration form below.