State aid manual

Guidance on the state aid rules and how they apply in practice.

This publication was withdrawn on

The Brexit transition period has ended and new rules on subsidy control now apply.

For current information read: Complying with the UK’s international obligations on subsidy control

EU State aid rules only apply in certain limited circumstances:


[Withdrawn] State aid manual

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The UK and EU have agreed to terms on a Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement, which came into force on 1 January 2021. This agreement contains provisions related to subsidy control.

This manual helps public sector officials understand the state aid rules and how they apply in practice. It brings together guidance on a wide range of state aid-related topics in one document.

Published 10 July 2015