• Article

    Subsidy Control Regime - Enforcement

    Part four in our four-part series 8 October 2021

    This is the final note in our four-part subsidy control Bill series. In this note we summarise the Bill’s proposals for how the new subsidy control regime will be enforced, consider the context of the proposals, and conclude with a summary of the scope of challenges to subsidy decisions (judicial review) and the procedures and timescales for such challenges as currently set out in the Bill.

  • Article

    The new subsidy control regime: new rules on competition and relocation

    Part two in our four-part series 20 September 2021

    The subsidy control bill introduced into Parliament at the end of June has included two potentially significant additional provisions over and above the requirements under the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement, and indeed any other international obligations of the UK.  These are: a principle relating to competition in the UK with which subsidies and subsidy schemes must be compatible (Schedule 1, principle F); and introducing a new prohibition on the relocation of activities (clause 18). This note considers the potential impact of these new provisions.

  • Article

    Subsidy Control Bill - freedom or confusion?

    David Owens explores the new subsidy control Bill.

  • Expertise

    Subsidy Control

    We will use our extensive experience of providing subsidy control advice to enable you to deliver your project or achieve your overall objectives in the most suitable compliant way.

  • Article

    Part One: The Subsidy Control Act 2022 and Updated Statutory Guidance

    Recent amendments to the Statutory Guidance for the UK Subsidy Control Regime 9 August 2023

    This is the first of two articles providing an overview of recent amendments to the Statutory Guidance for the United Kingdom subsidy control Regime. The Statutory Guidance accompanies the subsidy control Act 2022, which introduced the UK’s new subsidy control regime in January 2023.

  • Article

    Subsidy Control - Referral to the Competition & Markets Authority

    Part three in our four-part series 28 September 2021

  • Article

    Levelling Up Fund Phase 2 – Subsidy Control Compliance

    At last, the wait is over and the successful applicants in Round 2 of the Levelling Up Fund (LUF) have been announced. We were over the moon to learn that a number of the projects which the Bevan Brittan subsidy control team helped with have been awarded funding.  We have no doubt that these projects will each be truly transformational in their localities.

  • Article

    The importance of subsidy control compliance for LUF applications and UK Shared prosperity fund

    Edward Reynolds outlines the Government's recently published second round of the Levelling Up Fund and the UK Shared Prosperity Fund, and the impact on subsidy control

  • Article

    ZEBRA 2 Funding – Subsidy Control Implications

    Deadline for the Government’s Zero Emission Bus Regional Areas (ZEBRA) 2 scheme approaches 23 November 2023

    ZEBRA 2 is a single-stage funding competition targeted at local transport authorities (LTAs) based in England (but outside London) who have made an enhanced partnership or else begun the statutory process to decide whether to implement franchising. The deadline for submission of applications is 4:00 pm on 15 December 2023.

  • Article

    State aid to Subsidy Control

    An Interim Report 5 January 2021

    The UK – EU trade agreement reached (subject to ratification) on 24 December sets out in some detail the interstate obligations for subsidy control between the parties, and gives UK bodies a rather clearer picture of the shape of subsidy control in the UK for the future.

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