- 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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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
On 12 October 2018 the Court of Appeal handed down judgment in the latest State aid challenge brought by the owners of Coventry City Football Club against Coventry City Council: R (Sky Blue Sports & Leisure Ltd) v Coventry City Council  EWCA Civ 2252. This blog comments on this latest judgment in the Sky Blue saga. Continue reading
On 27 July 2018, the Court of Appeal (Arden, Hamblen and Leggatt LLJ) handed down its judgment in Micula and others v Romania  EWCA Civ 1801, a case concerning the intersection of international law rules for investment arbitration with EU law rules on State aid. Continue reading
Those who have been following the above case, and who read George’s blog post on the first instance judgment of Mr Justice Hickinbottom, may be interested to know that the Court of Appeal handed down its judgment on this case … Continue reading
In today’s judgment in the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA) v Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills case, Green J allowed the application for judicial review of the new section 28B of the Copyright, Designs and … Continue reading
The European Commission has, today, adopted its long-awaited decision on the UK aggregates levy, following a formal investigation that commenced in July 2013. (See previous blog posts for earlier events in this saga, which dates back to 2002.) The decision … Continue reading
The European Court of Justice handed down its judgment in the Addison Lee taxis-in-bus-lanes saga this morning. You can access the judgment here. Commentary will follow in due course …
On Wednesday this week, Advocate General Wahl handed down his opinion in Case C-518/13 Eventech v Parking Adjudicator. It makes interesting reading, but does not reach any firm conclusions as to the question of whether TfL’s policy of allowing black … Continue reading
The High Court has now given judgment on the claim by Sky Blue Sports (“SISU”) against Coventry City Council (“Coventry”) (R(Sky Blue Sports) v Coventry CC  EWHC 2089 (Admin)). SISU claimed that Coventry’s decision to lend £14.4 million to … Continue reading
Applying the Private Investor Test in Judicial Review: R (Sky Blue Sports & Leisure Limited & Ors) v Coventry City Council  EWHC 1747 (admin)
This is an important interlocutory judgment, which provides guidance on: (a) the legal test the Court will apply when determining whether a measure is consistent with the Private Investor Test (the “PIT”) in judicial review proceedings; and (b) what evidence … Continue reading