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What will post-Brexit competition policy mean for business and consumers?

22 October 2021

POSTPONED - The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee evidence session on state aid and competition policy originally scheduled for the morning of Tuesday 26th October has been postponed.

The first evidence session for this inquiry has been re-arranged to take place on the morning of Tuesday 2nd November. An updated witness list and start time for next Tuesday’s session will be communicated in due course.

Purpose of the session

The panel of witnesses will include John Penrose MP, the Prime Minister's Anti-Corruption Champion and author of an independent report on competition policy.

During this session, the cross-party group of MPs will ask questions concerning how the UK’s competition law is likely to evolve following the UK’s departure from the EU, and its implications for business and consumers.

The panel of expert witnesses are also likely to be asked about the changing role and responsibilities of the Competition and Markets Authority, and how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted competition policy.

The Committee will ask witnesses about the Government’s proposals for reforming competition and consumer policy.

The State Aid and Post-Brexit Competition Policy inquiry will also form the final part of the BEIS Committee’s long-term overarching inquiry on Post-Pandemic Economic Growth, launched in June 2020.


Tuesday 26 October 2021

From 10.45am:

  • John Penrose MP, Prime Minister's Anti-Corruption Champion, Cabinet Office
  • Professor Sir John Vickers, Warden, Oxford University
  • George Peretz QC, Monckton Chambers

Further information

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