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Suppliers should read the full Supplier Terms and Conditions before accepting. Below is a summary of the main terms and conditions for the Scottish Broadband Voucher Scheme, which is part of the Scottish Government’s “Reaching 100%” programme.

Vouchers are available:

  • Nationally across all of Scotland.
  • To customers of broadband suppliers who have registered for the Scheme
  • To support the costs of broadband products that meet the step-change, performance and consumption requirements of the Scheme.
  • To Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) who have not taken more than the permitted amount of De minimis aid in the last three years. See notes.
  • Residential vouchers will be eligible in all areas, as part of a group or community lead project or for individual premises.

Notes:

  1. The Scottish Government reserves the right to vary or amend the Scheme conditions.
  2. SMEs are defined using a standard EU definition. Full details are available here [http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/sources/conferences/state-aid/sme/smedefinitionguide_en.pdf] .
  3. De minimis: If you have previously received aid as part of a programme which uses the De minimis State aid rules, you will have been informed. Most SMEs are able to receive up to €200,000 of De minimis aid over a three year period. The De minimis aid rules affect SMEs in some sectors differently: if you operate in mining, transport, agriculture or fisheries sectors, you should check your eligibility. Further details are available here. http://ec.europa.eu/competition/state_aid/legislation/de_minimis_regulation_en.pdf