State aid: beginner's guide

Provides basic guidance on state aid rules for public bodies and public-funded bodies.


State aid: a beginner's guide - guidance notes


Basic guidance to help government officials understand the state aid rules that may affect their proposals and plans for providing aid to industry.

Provides basic information on:

  • state aid
  • exemptions
  • what happens if you get it wrong
  • aid for export activities
  • helpful resources
  • BIS State Aid Branch

See the Guide for Practitioners for further information on state aid.

Published 14 June 2010