• Article

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

    Part two in our four-part series20 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.

  • Article

    Subsidy Control - Referral to the Competition & Markets Authority

    Part three in our four-part series8 September 2021

  • 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

    State aid to Subsidy Control

    An Interim Report5 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.

  • Article

    Subsidy Control Bill - The General Principles

    Part one in our four-part series8 September 2021

  • Event

    ON DEMAND - State aid to subsidy control

    ON DEMAND - 2021 0210 State aid to subsidy control

  • Article

    State aid to subsidy control: Top ten tips for public authorities

    It’s over three months since the new subsidy rules came into force.

  • Article

    What is happening to State Aid? Does the Japanese trade deal tell us anything?

    State aid has been an area of concern for public bodies and recipients of government grants for some time, but it is currently set to come to an end in its present form. This is because it is an EU legal concept, and as part of the ending of the transition period  it will cease to have effect in the UK after 31 December 2020.

  • People

    Edward Reynolds

    I specialise in subsidy control (previously State Aid) and have a broad range of experience advising clients on procurement and commercial legal arrangements.

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