Ensuring Compliance and Success

At the heart of economic growth and innovation lies the strategic use of financial assistance from public funds, otherwise known as subsidies. Our Subsidy Control service empowers businesses and other organisations engaged in economic activity, as well as public authorities, with the knowledge and tools to navigate the complexities of the Subsidy Control rules effectively. In ensuring that your ventures comply with the relevant law, this protects any public funding received for your projects from being recovered.
Empowering Your Projects and Schemes:

Leverage our expertise to maximise the potential of public sector investments, design compliant subsidy schemes, and secure financial support with confidence.

  • Drive Business Growth: Unlock grant funding and financial assistance to fuel your business projects, with expert legal guidance to navigate the Subsidy Control Act 2022 and other relevant law.
  • Facilitate Government Innovation: Streamline the creation and implementation of subsidy schemes with our comprehensive support, ensuring they are legally sound and effectively structured.
  • Support Public Authority Initiatives: Enhance your ability to deliver financial support to businesses, with our advice ensuring compliance and maximising impact.

We can help you with:

  • Strategic Reports & Advice: Gain clarity and assurance with our assessments, ensuring your financial support mechanisms are legally compliant and optimised for success.
  • Expert Referrals Guidance: Navigate the referral process to the Subsidy Advice Unit with confidence, reducing the risk of competition distortion and securing the integrity of your subsidies.
  • Scheme Design Excellence: Benefit from our legal expertise in subsidy scheme design and implementation, ensuring they are robust, compliant, and poised for success.
  • Robust Legal Support for Challenges: Protect and assert your interests with our experienced legal support, whether you’re challenging a subsidy award or defending against one.
  • Knowledge Empowerment: Enhance your team’s understanding and skills with our training and education programs, focused on Subsidy Control compliance and successful funding application strategies.

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