Subsidy control: guidance

Guidance to help public sector bodies to understand and comply with subsidy control.

Contact information

Our Subsidy Control Team (SCT) acts as the Scottish interface on subsidy control and offers a range of assistance to help Scottish public bodies understand and comply with subsidy control rules. 

For specific advice on subsidy control rules and procedures that might impact on planned public funding for the following areas, please email:

  • European structural funds
  • research, development and innovation
  • investment and industries
  • enterprise and cities
  • financial strategy and fiscal responsibility
  • agriculture and rural development
  • animal health and welfare
  • food and drink
  • rural communities
  • fisheries and aquaculture
  • environment and forestry
  • local government
  • energy, environmental protection and low carbon economy
  • climate change and water industry
  • digital strategy and programmes (including broadband)
  • employability, skills and lifelong learning
  • tourism and major events
  • culture and creative industries
  • transport (aviation, freight, canals, rail, trunk roads and bus operations)
  • major inland transport infrastructure projects
  • planning and architecture
  • third sector, health and social care
  • housing supply, services and regeneration, housing sustainability and innovative funding
  • sport and physical activity

For general enquiries, website maintenance, European Commission and WTO reports, email:

For Subsidy Control transparency and reporting, email:

Address any written communications to:

Subsidy Control Team
Scottish Government
Directorate for Economic Development
3rd Floor, 5 Atlantic Quay
150 Broomielaw
Glasgow, G2 8LU


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