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Coronavirus (COVID-19): state aid - guidance for public authorities

Last updated: 16 Nov 2021 - see all updates
Published: 12 Aug 2020

Guidance on the temporary framework for Scottish public authorities.

12 Aug 2020
Coronavirus (COVID-19): state aid - guidance for public authorities

This document sets out the European Commission’s (Commission) general approach on how State aid rules can support measures in Scotland and within EU Member States to address the impacts of COVID-19. In particular, this document:

  • advises that the Commission has designated COVID-19 as an exceptional occurrence
  • draws attention to the Temporary Framework (TF) and Amendments to the TF which set out measures that can be used to remedy a serious disturbance in the economy
  • explains that the UK Government  submitted a UK-wide umbrella scheme which was approved under the TF, allowing UK public authorities to grant aid as quickly and as flexibly as possible 
  • sets out compliance requirements for those granting aid under the COVID-19 TF (Annex A)
  • provides a template for aid recipients to confirm they have not received aid in excess of €800,000 or €3 million for aid for uncovered fixed costs granted under section 3.12 of the Temporary Framework and a declaration they were not an undertaking in difficulty prior to 31 December 2019 (Annex B)
First published: 12 Aug 2020 Last updated: 16 Nov 2021 -