- 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.
- Application of the private investor test in State aid cases: lessons from the EDF saga.
- The State Aid (EU Exit) Regulations 2019: some initial comments
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Category Archives: Legislation
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
For those of you who didn’t catch this earlier, here is a link to the House of Commons briefing paper 06775 of 7 November 2018 on the EU State Aid Rules and WTO Subsidies Agreement, which also includes a discussion … Continue reading
In a fit of legislative tidy-mindedness (officially known as “clarity and rationality”), the EU legislature has decided to “consolidate” Council Regulations 659/99 (the main Regulation governing State aid procedures) and 994/98 (which confers exemption-making powers on the Commission). “Consolidation” here … Continue reading
Most of us who practise in the field of State aid can probably think of many cases where we have been asked – often at the last minute or even later – to advise on whether a fairly modest grant … Continue reading
The second half of July saw a flurry of activity on the State aid front, which was announced with a deafening silence on this blog for the reason that the UKSALA blogger was busy trying to incorporate the various legislative … Continue reading
For those interested in issues concerning the interaction of national courts and the Commission in the State aid enforcement process, yesterday’s opinion from AG Mengozzi in Case C-284/12 provides some food for thought. Unfortunately, it is not yet available in English … Continue reading
On 17 May 2013, Sales J granted permission and ordered expedition in a judicial review claim that includes two grounds of challenge raising interesting State aid issues. In particular, this is (as far as the UKSALA bloggers are aware) the first … Continue reading
Thanks to Fiona Wishlade, Director of the EPRC at the University of Strathclyde, for today’s blog The European Commission has opened a formal investigation into regional investment aid granted by Germany to Propapier: see press release IP/13/435 The Commission had in fact … Continue reading
The GBER is currently set to expire at the end of this year. Yesterday the Commission published, for consultation, the first draft of a new GBER. This proposes wide-ranging changes to the original GBER, including the extension of the categories … Continue reading