The Politics of the UK's Post-Brexit Subsidy Regime

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Description

State aid policy was one of the most contentious issues during the UK-EU trade negotiations of 2020. The UKEU
Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) signed in December that year offered a compromise, allowing
for the setting up of a new UK framework for subsidy control.This project will track UK subsidy control policy
over its first year, from 1 May 2022 to 30 April 2023, to investigate the factors that drive policy change.The
research will analyse both the new UK (English, Scottish and Welsh) subsidy control regime, as set out in the
UK Subsidy Control Act, and the Northern Irish-EU state aid regime, as determined by the "Northern Ireland
Protocol" and EU law. It will ask to what extent domestic policy goals, domestic political preferences and
international obligations explain the evolution of subsidy control in the UK over its first year.

Layman's description

State aid policy was one of the most contentious issues during the UK-EU trade negotiations of 2020. The UKEU
Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) signed in December that year offered a compromise, allowing
for the setting up of a new UK framework for subsidy control.This project will track UK subsidy control policy
over its first year, from 1 May 2022 to 30 April 2023, to investigate the factors that drive policy change.The
research will analyse both the new UK (English, Scottish and Welsh) subsidy control regime, as set out in the
UK Subsidy Control Act, and the Northern Irish-EU state aid regime, as determined by the "Northern Ireland
Protocol" and EU law. It will ask to what extent domestic policy goals, domestic political preferences and
international obligations explain the evolution of subsidy control in the UK over its first year.
StatusActive
Effective start/end date1/10/2230/09/24

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