Independent evaluation of the UK's broadband State aid measure

Information for stakeholders on submitting representation for independent evaluation of State aid aspects of its National Broadband Scheme.

BDUK has appointed Oxera to conduct an independent evaluation of the State aid aspects of its National Broadband Scheme (NBS).

The final report will be used to support the re-notification of the current scheme for extended period State aid clearance when it expires on 30 June 2015.

The evaluation will be used to verify whether the NBS has been to date implemented in full compliance with the Decision and the Broadband Guidelines; and to understand whether its National Broadband Scheme has met its primary objectives and assess the impact of the scheme on markets and competition, in line with the State aid Evaluation Methodology.

Should stakeholders wish to make representations about either of these two aspects to implementation they can do so by contacting Christopher Davis. He can be contacted by email at .

Any comments should reach Oxera no later than 10 December 2014.

Published 28 November 2014