Tuesday 12 January 2021 – 13:00
This is a live online event. Please do not travel to the Institute.

The government’s Subsidy Control Bill sets out how the UK will replace EU state aid rules, but will this deliver a post-Brexit dividend, and how will the UK’s system change how subsidies are offered?

With the bill having passed through the House of Commons and set to be scrutinised in the House of Lords, this Institute for Government panel will explore the opportunities – and risks – of setting up a bespoke post-Brexit state aid regime.

While leaving the EU allows the UK’s system to focus domestic concerns and government priorities like reaching net zero, a poorly designed system could mean poor regulation of subsidies and creating legal uncertainty.

Will the new system provide the additional flexibility, freedom and certainty that the government has promised – or is it a recipe for confusion? And as the legislation is scrutinised in parliament, how can it be improved to ensure it delivers for UK governments, public bodies and businesses?

On our panel to discuss these issues will be:

  • Peter Foster, Public Policy Editor at the Financial Times
  • George Peretz QC, Barrister at Monckton Chambers
  • Thomas Pope, Deputy Chief Economist at the Institute for Government
  • Rahat Siddique, Economist at the Confederation of British Industry

The event will begin with a short presentation by Thomas Pope, summarising the new system and presenting initial conclusions on its effectiveness.

The event will be chaired by Dr Gemma Tetlow, Chief Economist at the Institute for Government.



Tuesday 12 January 2021 – 14:00
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Tuesday, January 12, 2021 – 13:00

Original source – The Institute for Government

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