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The European Commission (EC) requires each Member State to provide various information to it about State Aid.
Notified and Approved State Aid
The European Commission (EC) requires each Member State to provide a yearly report on State Aid paid out under approved State Aid schemes and individually approved State Aid.
BERR's State Aid Branch compiles this EC annual report in the spring because the Commission requires that both the Block Exemption and Approved state Aid schemes be reported at the same time. State Aid Branch will ask aid administrators once a year to provide details of State Aid paid under approved State Aid schemes.
One of the conditions of the block exemption regulations is to provide an annual report on block exemption schemes.
State Aid Branch is responsible for compiling the annual reports on the UK’s State Aid schemes for the Commission.
State Aid Branch will ask aid administrators once a year around spring to provide details of State Aid paid under the terms of the SME, Training Aid and Employment block exemptions.
The Commission can take legal action against the UK if we do not comply with the condition to provide annual reports.
Reports to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) on State Aid
State Aid Branch also must provide a detailed report every two years around February to the WTO on State Aid paid out. Again State Aid Branch will request information from aid administrators.