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The Scottish Government seeks to ensure that the information published on this website is up to date and accurate. However, the information on this website does not constitute legal or professional advice and the Scottish Government cannot accept any liability for actions arising from its use.  The Scottish Government cannot be held responsible for the contents of any pages referenced by an external link.

The State Aid unit provide advice to public sector bodies and not individual members of the public, applicants or beneficiaries of aid.

It should be noted that State aid is a reserved matter.  Furthermore, the European Court of Justice holds sole competence over the presence of State aid or otherwise.

If you think that a measure you intend to implement, or aid that you intend to give, is State aid, and have any doubts as to whether or not it is lawful aid, please get in touch with either the relevant lead contact in the State Aid Unit or email the entire team here to discuss the possible implications at the earliest opportunity.



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