As part of its plan to address the economic crisis, the UK Government successfully gained Commission approval for a scheme under which UK public authorities will be able to provide reduced interest rates on loans concluded before 31 December 2010. The scheme has been approved under the Commission's Temporary Framework for State aid measures designed to address serious economic difficulties in EU Member States. The UK has already gained approval for a number of other schemes under the Temporary Framework (including small amounts of compatible aid, loan guarantees and aid for the production of green products).