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State aid and Brexit


Quite a few articles have now been published about Brexit and the implications for State aid. We've pulled together the main points.

By Edward Reynolds

Authority Update 20/5/16


Brief details of recent legal and policy developments relevant to those involved in local government work

State aid and funding for community transport


A recent European Commission decisionabout alleged State aid in the form of grants from local authorities to community transport organisations (CTOs) is useful reading for those seeking to rely on the exemption for funding for services of general economic interest. Edward Reynolds, Associate at Bevan Brittan LLP, summarises the case and what may be learnt from it.

By David Owens

State Aid: good news for local schemes?


Inseven recent cases the European Commission has placed emphasis on real, rather than hypothetical, impact of aid on cross-border trade. This may help local aid to be made without reference to the Commission where the authority can gather sufficient evidence to satisfy itself that there is no impact.

By David Owens