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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 currently accepting evidence

The committee wants to hear your views. We welcome submissions from anyone with answers to the questions in the call for evidence. You can submit evidence until Monday 1 November 2021.

Read the call for evidence before submitting

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Contact us

  • Email: beiscom@parliament.uk
  • Phone: 020 7219 4494 (General) / 020 7219 7556 (Media)
  • Address: Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA