Business Rates Subsidy Control Received
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Subsidy Control Declaration
A subsidy refers to a grant, a tax relief, a loan, or other form of financial assistance paid from public resources,
The new statutory subsidy control regime replaced EU state aid rules, which applied in the UK until the end of the transition period in December 2020 and the Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA). The updated scheme rules do not apply retrospectively. The United Kingdom remains bound by its international commitments, including subsidy obligations set out in the TCA with the EU. Guidance explaining the subsidies chapter of the TCA, World Trade Organisation rules on subsidies, and other international commitments
Business rates discretionary relief and grants to ratepayers is likely to amount to a subsidy. Any relief provided by Local Authorities under these schemes will need to comply with the UK’s domestic and international subsidy control obligations (see the guidance which explains the subsidies chapter of the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA), World Trade Organisation rules on subsidies, and other international subsidy control commitments).
When considering your application for Discretionary Rate Relief we need to know if you or any company in your group of businesses has received Subsidy or if you expect to receive any Subsidy in the current financial year or the previous two financial years.
WARNING: If you knowingly submit the form and it is found to be false, you could be subject to prosecution.
You must notify Sefton Council immediately if there are any changes in circumstances that may affect a discount.
To complete a Subsidy Control received Form you will need:
- your Business Rates Account Number
- details of all Subsidy received in the last two financial years or due in this financial year