state aid

Is Ed’s energy freeze lawful?

September 25, 2013

The centrepiece of Ed Miliband’s speech to Labour’s conference yesterday was this: If we win the election 2015 the next Labour government will freeze gas and electricity prices until the start of 2017. Your bills will not rise. It will benefit millions of families and millions of businesses. Since then there’s been some question whether […]

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An orgy of state aid

October 8, 2008

I’m sorry you’ve not heard from me for a week: it’s been a busy time. A busy time, too, for finance ministers, central bankers and treasury officials all over the western world as country after country started to break ranks and support its banks, the Irish taking the lead in Europe with a promise by […]

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