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Commercial Property
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This CPDcast aims to provide practitioners with an understanding of the meaning of state aid in the context of planning and compulsory purchase order cases. It examines a number of issues, including: the meaning of state aid; the relevant legislation; the relevance of state aid to practitioners; the scope of state aid; the de minimis threshold; and practical tips on how practitioners who are exposed to planning and compulsory purchase order issues should act in order to minimise risk.

After completing the course you will:
  • Understand the key criteria of state aid;
  • Understand which legislation governs the regulation of state aid;
  • Be able to identify where disposals of land by public authorities may be at risk of being classed as state aid;
  • Understand the relevant exemptions, including the de minimis regulation;
  • Be aware of the relevant compulsory purchase order procedures;
  • Understand whether infrastructure built/financed by the state can be classed as state aid;
  • Be aware of the requirement to notify aid to the European Commission.
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In this CPDcast, James Maurici QC from Landmark Chambers covers the issue of state aid and how this impacts upon both planning and compulsory purchase orders (CPOs).

Date Recorded: 7th October 2014

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