Subsidy Control - Designing a New Approach for the UK – Response to Public Consultations

31 Pages Posted: 19 Apr 2021

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Andrea Biondi

King's College London - The Dickson Poon School of Law

Anneli Howard

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Totis Kotsonis

Pinsent Masons LLP

Stephanie J. Rickard

London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Government

Luca Rubini

University of Birmingham

Oana Andreea Stefan

King's College London - The Dickson Poon School of Law; King's College London

Kelly Stricklin-Coutinho

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: April 13, 2021

Abstract

This is an answer to the consultation organised by UK's Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy on designing a new domestic subsidy control regime reflecting UK's strategic interests and national circumstances. We argue that The UK economy would certainly benefit from a stable, effective subsidy regime that creates clear expectations for economic actors with minimal bureaucracy. We provide our detailed opinion on the way in which the notion of subsidy needs to be defined, as well as our view on how to design a robust system for subsidy control respectful to the rule of law and UK's international obligations.

Keywords: state aid, subsidy control, Brexit, national courts, national administration; public spending

Suggested Citation

Biondi, Andrea and Howard, Anneli and Kotsonis, Totis and Rickard, Stephanie J. and Rubini, Luca and Stefan, Oana Andreea and Stefan, Oana Andreea and Stricklin-Coutinho, Kelly, Subsidy Control - Designing a New Approach for the UK – Response to Public Consultations (April 13, 2021). King's College London Law School Research Paper Forthcoming, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3825585 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3825585

Andrea Biondi (Contact Author)

King's College London - The Dickson Poon School of Law ( email )

Somerset House East Wing
Strand
London, WC2R 2LS
United Kingdom

Anneli Howard

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Totis Kotsonis

Pinsent Masons LLP ( email )

30 Crown Place
Earl Street
London, EC2A 4ES
United Kingdom

Stephanie J. Rickard

London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Government ( email )

Northampton NN7 1NE
United Kingdom

Luca Rubini

University of Birmingham ( email )

Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT
United Kingdom

Oana Andreea Stefan

King's College London - The Dickson Poon School of Law ( email )

Somerset House East Wing
Strand
London, WC2R 2LS
United Kingdom

King's College London ( email )

School of Law
Strand
London, WC2R 2LS
United Kingdom

Kelly Stricklin-Coutinho

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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