Category Archives: Brexit issues

House of Lords EU Internal Market Select Committee writes to BEIS about the UK anti-subsidy regime after transition

On 2 April, the House of Lords EU Internal Market Sub-Committee wrote to Paul Scully MP, the Minister for Small Business, Consumers and Labour Markets about the Government’s plans for a UK subsidy regime after Brexit and the Goverment’s approach … Continue reading

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UKSALA event on UK subsidy control after Brexit now available to watch online

Particularly at the moment when we are all more or less confined to our homes, we are grateful again to Shearman & Sterling for making available a full video recording of the UKSALA panel discussion of UK anti subsidy law … Continue reading

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Paper by James Webber on the UK anti-subsidy regime after Brexit

James Webber has recently published an interesting contribution to the debate on the nature of the UK anti-subsidy regime after Brexit, which can be read here.  It has been covered in the Daily Express (not previously a journal noted for its detailed … Continue reading

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UK STATE AID ASSOCIATION/UK TRADE FORUM/SHEARMAN & STERLING EVENING SEMINAR ON 4 MARCH ON THE UK ANTI-SUBSIDY REGIME AFTER BREXIT

The topic of what, if any, State aid regime the UK will have after Brexit has come into sharp focus.  The EU is demanding, as part of the “level playing field commitments” it wants as part of any trade deal … Continue reading

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Conservative plans to replace the UK State aid regime

During the election campaign, some publicity was give to Conservative proposals (not in their manifesto but circulated in a document given to journalists) to replace the State aid regime. The document does not seem to be available on line, but … Continue reading

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House of Commons updated briefing report on EU State aid rules and WTO subsidies rules

The House of Commons has just published an updated briefing report explaining the differences between the EU State aid rules and the WTO subsidies rules, and describing the current proposals for the post-Brexit State aid regime. It is a helpful … Continue reading

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UK tax exemption ruled to be illegal State aid: reports emerge that HMRC may have to recover “tens to hundreds of millions of pounds” from beneficiary businesses.

We are grateful to Jonathan Branton and Alexander Rose of DWF for contributing this article.  On 2nd April 2019 the European Commission concluded that a tax break introduced in the Finance Act 2012 constitutes unlawful State aid to certain multi-national … Continue reading

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The State Aid (EU Exit) Regulations 2019: some initial comments

The State Aid (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, published in draft on 21 January, set out a replacement State aid regime for the United Kingdom on exit day in the absence of any withdrawal agreement. At this point in time, it … Continue reading

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Government publishes State aid rules if there’s no deal

The Government has laid regulations under the EU Withdrawal Act setting out the domestic State aid regime that will apply on a no deal. The CMA’s guidance is here. I hope to comment on the regulations on this blog in … Continue reading

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Ensuring a level playing field post-Brexit: State aid control

UKSALA members may be interested in a very good article by Vincent Verouden and Pablo Ibanez-Colomo available here. One issue leapt out at me, which concerns the backstop.  (Readers who have decided that the backstop, or indeed the withdrawal agreement itself, will … Continue reading

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