Treasury written question – answered on 5th October 2020.

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Photo of Rachel Reeves Rachel Reeves Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of state aid rules on the ability of customs intermediaries to scale up ahead of the end of the transition period.

Photo of Jesse Norman Jesse Norman The Financial Secretary to the Treasury

Total grants claimed across the customs grant scheme and any similar schemes must be under €200,000 (the maximum amount of state aid available).

The Government continues to consider how the grant scheme can be improved, including how it best operates within subsidy rules.

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