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

25 November 2021

On Tuesday 30 November, the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee holds the latest session for inquiry on State Aid and Post Brexit Competition Policy with questions to Professor Sir John Vickers, Former Chair, Office of Fair Trading, and also to a panel of legal and economic experts.

Purpose of the session

During this session, the cross-party group of MPs will ask questions concerning the future challenges and opportunities of subsidy control in the UK as well as assess what lessons can be learned from the interim subsidy control regime.

The panel of expert witnesses are also likely to be asked about the changing role and responsibilities of the Competition and Markets Authority, and the role of public bodies and granting authorities in awarding subsidies in the UK.  

The Committee will ask witnesses about the Subsidy Control Bill.

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 30 November 2021


  • Professor Sir John Vickers, Professor of Economics, Oxford University, and Former Chair, Office of Fair Trading


  • Nicole Robins, Partner, Oxera
  • Isabel Taylor, Partner, Slaughter and May
  • James Webber, Partner, Antitrust, Shearman & Sterling LLP

Further information

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