The Times: Lindsay Draffan comments on the future of EU state aid rules post-Brexit

In the aftermath of the UK government’s decision to save stricken airline Flybe, Lindsay Draffan in our Corporate & Commercial team addressed the future of state aid post-Brexit in commentary for The Times.

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Competition, Corporate
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Brexit
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News

With the Flybe case prompting claims from the airline’s competitors that the government’s measures are an unfair intervention from the state, many observers are now questioning how the UK will deal with matters of this kind once the UK has exited the European Union.

Speaking to Ed Fennell, Reporter at Times Law, Lindsay highlights the ongoing confusion which surrounds state aid rules. Specifically she points out how last year’s Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) consultation addressing this topic has not been published and, as a result, how it remains unclear as to when or how responsibility for state aid matters will move under the jurisdiction of the CMA.

Given that the official ‘Brexit date’ has almost arrived, this story underlines how there are a range of policy areas which remain clouded by uncertainty and speculation.

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Equally, if you would would like to receive commentary from Lindsay on this topic, please contact Senior Press Officer Sam Hunter at [email protected]


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