Category Archives: EU/UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement

Joint Working Party of the UK Bars and Law Societies on Competition Law responds to the BEIS Consultation on the new UK subsidy control regime

The Joint Working Party of the UK Bars and Law Societies on Competition Law responded to the BEIS consultation on the new UK subsidy control regime. A copy of its response is here.

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How the United Kingdom can create a better Subsidy Control system: by Jonathan Branton and Alexander Rose, DWF Law LLP

At a time when the UK is faced by the worst economic slump for 300 years[1]  it needs strong and clear Subsidy Control rules.  A lot of time and energy was expended disassociating from the sphere of EU State aid … Continue reading

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UKSALA second webinar on the BEIS subsidy control consultation: recording now online

For anyone who missed the second of the two UKSALA webinars on the BEIS consultation paper on a new UK subsidy control regime (focusing on the independent body and enforcement), a recording is now available here. (I should record that … Continue reading

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UKSALA first webinar on the BEIS subsidy control consultation: recording now online

For anyone who missed the first of the two UKSALA webinars on the BEIS consultation paper on a new UK subsidy control regime, a recording is now available here. Details of the second event, on Monday 22 March at 5pm, … Continue reading

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UKSALA discussions on the future of UK subsidy control

The Government’s consultation paper “Subsidy control: Designing a new approach for the UK” sets out its ambition for a new subsidy control regime that addresses the specific needs of the UK economy whilst also meeting the UK’s international commitments (including, … Continue reading

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Taking advantage of the opportunity presented by the UK’s new subsidy control regime – by James Webber (partner, Shearman & Sterling)

The Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) represents a deregulation of subsidy control in Great Britain on a massive scale.  Under a new reformed regime, the UK can: simplify and speed up approvals for productivity-enhancing projects, helping to attract globally mobile … Continue reading

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Good Law Project challenge to regulations purporting to remove State aid rules

The Good Law Project – a non-profit membership organisation that brings public interest litigation – has sent a letter before claim to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy challenging the Government’s decision to use secondary legislation under the … Continue reading

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New UK subsidy regime – where are we now?

Two recent blogs on this site (here and here) have described the subsidy control provisions in the Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) to which the current UK government signed up on Christmas Eve. Those obligations bite on 1 January 2021: … Continue reading

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The subsidy control provisions of the UK-EU trade and cooperation agreement: a framework for a new UK domestic subsidy regime – by George Peretz QC

The provisions of the (draft) UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement (the “Agreement”) that govern subsidy control (Title XI, Chapter three, starting at page 184) are unprecedented in comparison with other free trade agreements.  They impose significant constraints on UK policy towards public … Continue reading

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UK Subsidy Control: how will public funding change now the UK has taken back control of State aid regulation? By Jonathan Branton and Alexander Rose, DWF Law

After much fanfare the UK has agreed a new Trade and Cooperation Agreement (“TCA”) with the EU which, subject to ratification, allows for zero tariff, zero quota trade between the two blocs with effect from 1 January 2021.  One of … Continue reading

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