On 2 July 2009, the European Commission (Commission) made no objections to a new UK scheme aimed at encouraging rail and inland-waterway freight transport. The Mode Shift Revenue Support (MSRS) scheme has a budget of £18 million per year in England, and £9 million in Scotland. It is designed to provide financial incentives to shift freight from road to rail and inland-waterway transport where this provides environmental benefit. The MSRS will last until 2014.