State Aid State Aid

UK gave illegal tax breaks to multinationals, says EU court, backing Vestager

By Nicholas Hirst
  • 08 Jun 2022 11:47
  • 08 Jun 2022 11:47
The UK government and ITV have lost their appeal against an EU state aid decision that, just months before the UK left the EU, ordered the recovery of millions of pounds from some of the UK's largest companies.
Today's judgment by the General Court, dismissing all 14 pleas brought by the

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Nicholas Hirst

Chief Correspondent

Nicholas covers EU merger review and antitrust investigations for Mlex in Brussels. He previously wrote about EU affairs for Politico Europe, European Voice and PaRR. After earning an LLM in European law from the College of Europe in Bruges, he spent a year working in the competition practice of a leading competition law firm in Brussels 2009-10. He graduated in modern European languages from Oxford University in 2006.

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