Lords Committee discusses options for a UK subsidy regime post 2020
12 March 2020
The EU Internal Market Sub-Committee will hold a double evidence session with academics and legal practitioners to explore the opportunities and challenges associated with designing a new subsidy control system for the UK. The Sub-Committee will also discuss how subsidy control policies can support the fight against climate change, as part of an inter-committee piece of work on COP26.
- Parliament TV: Level playing field and state aid
- Inquiry: Level playing field and state aid
- Inquiry: Climate change and COP26
- EU Internal Market Sub-Committee
Thursday 12 March, Committee Room 3, Palace of Westminster
- Doctor Luca Rubini, University of Birmingham
- James Webber, Partner, Shearman and Sterling LLP
- Alexander Rose, Partner, DWF LLP
- Professor Karen Turner, University of Strathclyde
Topics for discussion
- The UK Government’s recent statements about its intentions for the UK–EU negotiations talk not about state aid but about “subsidy control”. What is the significance of this change in language?
- How can the Government use a domestic state aid or subsidy control policy as a lever to counter climate change and support the “levelling up” agenda?
- To what extent might the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland constrain the Government’s ability to establish an independent subsidy policy?
- What objectives should the Government pursue in its negotiations with the EU on subsidy control?