Applicants should note that Fresh Start relief is subject to European State aid regulations and it is considered the de mininis rules will apply. As a result a maximum amount of 200,000 Euros (around £170,000, although exact amount will fluctuate) of public sector assistance can be awarded over a three year period. If you consider that you have already received support from any public sector body in the past three years, please attach details with this application form. To ensure the Council complies with State aid regulations the level of relief awarded may depend on:
• the combined rateable value of all properties in Scotland of which your business is in rateable occupation or (if vacant) which your business is entitled to occupy;
• whether or not the property is eligible for one of the existing rate relief schemes; and
• the level of other public sector assistance received by your business (see: State aid above).