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General block exemption regulation schemes transparency requirement

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New notification procedure to apply from 1st July 2016.

From 1st July 2016 the general block exemption regulation requires that the details of any individual provision of support with a value of €500,000 or over must be reported to the European Commission (EC) using its online reporting system. The EC will publish this on a publicly available database.

The State Aid Unit ( will co-ordinate the process but will expect those providing support to notify us when an award of €500,000 or over has been made, within one month of the support being provided.

Notify State Aid Unit