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Post-pandemic economic growth: State Aid and Post Brexit Competition Policy

Inquiry

The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee would like to hear the views of UK businesses on the future role that government will play in investing in industry and shaping competition policy. 

The views and ideas that business leaders provide will help inform the Committee as it starts work on its inquiry, on State Aid and Post-Brexit Competition Policy, which was launched on 23rd September.  

The closing date for submitting your views and ideas (in the form of written evidence submissions) is Monday 1 November. 

In this inquiry the Committee are examining three main themes: 

  • Whether the Government’s newly proposed State Aid and the Subsidy Control Bill will provide a strong and fair framework for enabling public bodies to subsidise businesses 
  • How the Government could reform the country’s competition regulations with regards to mergers and acquisitions, and the role played by the UK’s independent Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) 
  • The CMA’s role in ensuring fair, healthy competition between global tech companies in the UK’s digital markets. The Committee also wants to probe how the CMA’s new, internal Digital Markets Unit could reform regulation so that its sits cohesively with those of other countries, while promoting competition and protecting customer data. 

As well gauging the views of the UK’s business community and legal experts, the cross-party Committee will host in-person evidence sessions where MPs will quiz a range of witnesses, including ministers, leading civil servants, experts in competition law and industry representatives. 

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

As part of this broader inquiry, the Committee has already undertaken work on Levelling Up and on the UK’s Industrial Strategy

Read the call for evidence for more information about this inquiry. 

This inquiry is no longer accepting evidence

The deadline for submissions was Monday 1 November 2021.

Upcoming events

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Past events

Tuesday 26 April 2022
9:45am Private
10:30am Public
Post-pandemic economic growth: State Aid and Post Brexit Competition Policy - Oral evidence 26 April 2022
10:30am
  • Rt Hon Lord Andrew Tyrie
11:30am
  • Paul Scully MP (Minister for Small Business, Consumers and Labour Markets at Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)
  • Niall Mackenzie (Director, Consumers and Competition at Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)
  • Alesha de Freitas (Deputy Director, Competition Policy at Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)
Room 15, Palace of Westminster
Tuesday 1 March 2022
9:45am Private
10:30am Public
Post-pandemic economic growth: State Aid and Post Brexit Competition Policy - Oral evidence 1 March 2022
10:30am
  • Rocio Concha (Director of Policy and Advocacy and Chief Economist at Which?)
  • Matthew Upton (Director of Policy at Citizens Advice)
  • Matthew Vickers (CEO and Chief Ombudsman at Ombudsman Services)
  • Steve Ruddy (Chair of the Board at Chartered Trading Standards Institute)
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House
Tuesday 1 February 2022
9:45am Private
10:30am Public
Post-pandemic economic growth: State Aid and Post Brexit Competition Policy - Oral evidence 1 February 2022
10:30am
  • Andrea Coscelli (Chief Executive at Competition and Markets Authority)
  • Dame Melanie Dawes (Chief Executive at Ofcom, and Chair at Digital Regulation Cooperation Forum)
11:30am
  • Neil Ross (Head of Policy at techUK)
  • Camilla de Coverly Veale (Head of Regulation at The Coalition for a Digital Economy)
  • Sunil Patel (Chief Data Officer at PwC)
Room 6, Palace of Westminster
Tuesday 30 November 2021
9:45am Private
10:30am Public
Post-pandemic economic growth: State Aid and Post Brexit Competition Policy - Oral evidence 30 November 2021
10:30am
  • Professor Sir John Vickers (Professor of Economics at Oxford University, and Former Chair at Office of Fair Trading)
11:30am
  • Nicole Robins (Partner at Oxera)
  • Isabel Taylor (Partner at Slaughter and May)
  • James Webber (Partner, Antitrust at Shearman & Sterling LLP)
Room 8, Palace of Westminster

Contact us

  • Email: commonsbtc@parliament.uk
  • Phone: 020 7219 8586 (General enquiries) | 020 7219 6970 (media enquiries)
  • Address: Business and Trade Committee, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA