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SFA ESF: guidance for employers about state aid

We make sure that free or subsidised training funded by the EU complies with state aid regulations.


SFA ESF: state aid

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Our ESF provision can allow employed people to get free or subsidised training through their employer. This support could potentially be state aid, if it gives the employer a competitive advantage in the market or could affect trade within the European Union (EU).

As a public organisation, we must keep to European law and monitor the level of support we give to people employed by small and medium sized enterprises.

We make sure our support to employed people through the ESF complies with: