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Continuity or change? State aid control in a post-Brexit United Kingdom

Morris Schonberg, Competition Law Journal 47 (2017)

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Eight months or so on from the referendum on membership by the UK of the EU and the ‘leave’ vote, some of the parameters of the UK’s new trade relationship with the EU post-Brexit have started to emerge. While the UK government has sought to limit discussion as to its approach to the forthcoming EU exit negotiations, repeatedly emphasising that it will not be providing a ‘running commentary’, as this would not be in the UK’s best interests, the government has recently outlined its stance in relation to a number of headline issues. In particular, for present purposes, the government has confirmed that the jurisdiction of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) and the primacy of EU law in the UK will end and that the UK will no longer be part of both the EU internal market and the customs union. This means that there will be real, substantive changes to the current status quo.

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