Definition of assisted area in English:

assisted area


  • (in the UK) a region receiving government grants or loans for industrial development.

    • ‘In the Borders we have regained assisted area status and we have won substantial European funding.’
    • ‘The legal framework of the Act for the provision of financial assistance for industry in assisted areas is set out in Sections 7 and 8.’
    • ‘But we have also told the Minister that Scarborough's case should be considered in any future review of the criteria for assisted area status.’


assisted area