Policy paper

EU state aids: transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs) of cattle, sheep and goats

Application to the European Union in respect of state aids for testing cattle, sheep and goats for transmissible spongiform encephalopathies.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government



In accordance with European Union (EU) legislation, which requires re-notification of all state aids every seven years, the UK transmissible spongiform encephalopathie (TSE) state aids are submitted to the European Commission for re-notification and the submission document is published on GOV.UK.

The EU define state aids as any assistance given by governments to selected parts of a national industry. All assistance provided by UK governments in respect of transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (TSE) surveillance of cattle, sheep and goats, and in respect of the Compulsory Scrapie Flocks Scheme, is therefore state aid.

Published 13 February 2014