This is a summary of the main terms and conditions for the Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme, which is part of the Local Full Fibre Networks programme. You should read the full terms and conditions before accepting.
Vouchers are available:
- 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. Full details are available below.
- 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 postcode areas, but only as part of a group or community lead project
- DCMS reserves the right to vary or amend the Scheme conditions
- 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] . If you need advice about your eligibility, please contact the local authority operating the Scheme in your area. 99% of firms operating in the UK are classified as SMEs.
- De minimis If you have previously received aid as part of a programme which uses the de minimis aid rules, you will have been informed. Most firms are able to receive up to €200,000 of de minimis aid over a three year period. The de minimis aid rules affect businesses 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