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State aid schemes registered by Welsh Government.

First published:
25 October 2019
Last updated:

EU state aid rules no longer apply in Wales (except for the ongoing awarding of residual EU funds).

A comprehensive free trade agreement between the UK and the EU came into force 1 January 2021. We will provide guidance on the new subsidy regime in due course.

The UK follows World Trade Organisation (WTO) subsidy rules and other international commitments.

See: Complying with the UK’s international obligations on subsidy control: guidance for public authorities on GOV.UK

GBER schemes transparency requirement

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 the State-Aid Unit when an award of €500,000 or over has been made, within one month of the support being provided.

Notified schemes