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Regional State aid after Brexit

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18 July 2019

The EU Internal Market Sub-Committee discusses prospects for regional State aid after Brexit with Professor Steve Fothergill, from the Industrial Communities Alliance.

Background

Regional State aid is provided to undertakings in specific parts of the UK, to help them start new activities or modernise existing ones. The size and scope of this support are governed by EU rules.

In a recent report, the Industrial Communities Alliance (ICA) examined options for regional State aid policy after Brexit, including possible changes to current EU rules. The Committee intends to discuss the ICA's report but also, more generally, the Government's preparations for a domestic State aid framework – 18 months on from publication of the Committee's report Brexit: competition and State aid.

Witnesses

Thursday 18 July, Committee Room 4A, Palace of Westminster
 
At 10.10am

  • Professor Steve Fothergill, National Director, Industrial Communities Alliance

Likely questions

Questions likely to be covered in the session include:

  • What is your assessment of the Government's preparations for establishing a domestic State aid framework? 
  • What might be the implications of the changes to EU State aid rules proposed in the report for the future UKEU trading relationship?
  • What avenues, if any, will be open to your organisation to influence policy making at EU level after Brexit?

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