Subsidy Control Act 2022


make provision regulating the giving of subsidies out of public resources; and for connected purposes.

What is this Bill?

The Subsidy Control Act 2022 was a Government Bill that became an Act of Parliament.

Is this Bill currently before Parliament?

No. This Bill was introduced on 30 June 2021 and became an Act of Parliament on 28 April 2022.

Whose idea is this Bill?

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How can I find out exactly what this Bill does?

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Bill Progession through Parliament

Commons Completed
Lords Completed
Royal Assent

Latest Key documents

Bill Debate
28/04/2022
Act of Parliament
28/04/2022
Briefing paper
13/01/2022
Explanatory Note
29/03/2022

Timeline of Bill Documents and Stages

28/04/2022
Royal Assent (Commons)
28/04/2022
Act of Parliament
Subsidy Control Act 2022 (c. 23)
20/04/2022
Consideration of Lords amendments (Commons)
20/04/2022
Programme motion
20/04/2022
Bill proceedings: Commons
Proceedings on Consideration of Lords Amendments as at 20 April 2022
20/04/2022
Amendment Paper
Commons Consideration of Lords Amendments as at 20 April 2022
20/04/2022
Selection of amendments: Commons
Grouping of Lords Amendments by Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng - 20 April 2022
19/04/2022
Amendment Paper
Notices of CCLA Amendments as at 19 April 2022
14/04/2022
Amendment Paper
Notices of CCLA Amendments as at 14 April 2022
29/03/2022
Bill
Bill 296 2021-22 (Lords Amendments to the Bill)
29/03/2022
Explanatory Notes
Bill 296 EN 2021-22
28/03/2022
3rd reading (Lords)
28/03/2022
Will write letters
Letter from Lord Callanan to Lord Fox and Lord McNicol regarding challenging a specific subsidy granted under a scheme, as discussed during the Report stage.
23/03/2022
Select Committee report
24th Report of the Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee
22/03/2022
Lords Hansard - Part 2
22/03/2022
Lords Hansard - Part 1
22/03/2022
Bill
HL Bill 137 (as amended on Report)
18/03/2022
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 113-I Marshalled list for Report
17/03/2022
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 113(e) Amendment for Report
17/03/2022
Legislative Consent Motions-devolved legislatures
Legislative Consent Motion not agreed by the Scottish Parliament - 17 March 2022
16/03/2022
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 113(d) Amendments for Report
15/03/2022
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 113(c) Amendments for Report
15/03/2022
Delegated Powers Memorandum
Subsidy Control Bill: Supplementary Delegated Powers Memorandum
15/03/2022
Will write letters
Letter from Lord Callanan to Peers regarding an update on the progress of the Bill and new Government amendments: transparency, levelling up, Subsidy Advice Unit, Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee Report, devolution.
14/03/2022
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 113(b) Amendments for Report
14/03/2022
Impact Assessments
Impact Assessment from Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
07/03/2022
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 113(a) Amendment for Report
02/03/2022
Legislative Consent Motions-devolved legislatures
Legislative Consent Motion not agreed by Senedd Cymru - 2 March 2022
24/02/2022
Will write letters
Letter from Lord Callanan to Lord Purvis regarding the committee stage debate (fourth day): questions raised concerning subsidy schemes, the UK Internal Market Act and the non-discrimination principle for goods.
18/02/2022
Will write letters
Letter from Lord Callanan to Lord Thomas regarding the committee stage (fourth day) debate: clarification to an answer given concerning recovery of damages against authorities that give subsidies wrongly.
18/02/2022
Will write letters
Letter from Lord Callanan to Lord Lamont regarding the committee stage (third and fourth day) debate: clarification of points regarding the Subsidy Advice Unit and the Competition and Markets Authority.
18/02/2022
Will write letters
Letter from Lord Callanan to Lord German and Lord Purvis regarding questions raised during the committee stage (fourth day) debate: recruitment in the Competition and Markets Authority, and the number of new posts created to establish the new Subsidy Advice Unit.
09/02/2022
Bill
HL Bill 113 (as amended in Grand Committee)
08/02/2022
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 84-IV(a) Amendment for Grand Committee (Supplementary to the Fourth Marshalled List)
07/02/2022
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 84-IV Fourth marshalled list for Grand Committee
07/02/2022
Will write letters
Letter from Lord Callanan to Lord Fox and Baroness Sheehan regarding points raised during the Committee stage (second day): scheme transparency and challenge, use of local content data.
07/02/2022
Will write letters
Letter from Lord Callanan to Lord Purvis regarding issues raised during the Committee Stage (second day): Levelling up fund, relocation prohibition.
07/02/2022
Will write letters
Letter from Lord Callanan to Baroness Jones regarding how the Government defines fossil fuel subsidies.
03/02/2022
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 84-III Third marshalled list for Grand Committee
02/02/2022
Will write letters
Letter from Lord Callanan to Lord Fox regarding a point raised in the committee stage debate (first day): market failure, evolution of a market and assessment of the potential impact of a subsidy.
02/02/2022
Will write letters
Letter from Lord Callanan to Lord Purvis regarding questions raised in the Bill committee stage debate (first day): nuclear Regulated Asset Base model, support for Small Modular Reactor programme and Principle G in Schedule1.
02/02/2022
Will write letters
Letter from Lord Callanan to Baroness Jones regarding further details on the Government's approach to Net Zero, as requested in the committee stage debate (first day).
31/01/2022
Committee stage (Lords)
31/01/2022
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 84-II Second marshalled list for Grand Committee
28/01/2022
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 84-I(a) Amendments for Grand Committee (Supplementary to the Marshalled List)
27/01/2022
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 84-I Marshalled list for Grand Committee
26/01/2022
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 84(d) Amendments for Grand Committee
25/01/2022
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 84(c) Amendments for Grand Committee
25/01/2022
Will write letters
Letter from Lord Callanan to Lord Purvis regarding the geographical area of a market, in the context of the term “market failure”, as discussed during the Second Reading.
25/01/2022
Will write letters
Letter from Lord Callanan to Lord Bruce regarding an issue raised during the Second Reading: the inclusion of agriculture and fisheries within the scope of the Bill.
25/01/2022
Will write letters
Letter from Lord Callanan to Lord Leigh regarding questions raised during the Second Reading debate: value for money, statutory guidance, further controls and restraints, ailing and insolvent enterprises.
25/01/2022
Will write letters
Letter from Lord Callanan to Peers regarding the publication of illustrative regulations, guidance and examples of streamlined routes for the Bill.
21/01/2022
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 84(b) Amendment for Grand Committee
20/01/2022
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 84(a) Amendments for Grand Committee
19/01/2022
2nd reading (Lords)
13/01/2022
Briefing papers
Subsidy Control Bill
13/01/2022
Select Committee report
17th Report of the Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee
15/12/2021
Delegated Powers Memorandum
Subsidy Control Bill: Delegated Powers Memorandum
14/12/2021
1st reading (Lords)
14/12/2021
Bill
HL Bill 84 (as brought from the Commons)
14/12/2021
Explanatory Notes
HL Bill 84 Explanatory Notes
14/12/2021
Lords Hansard
Lords Hansard
14/12/2021
Minutes of Proceedings
Minutes of Proceedings
13/12/2021
3rd reading (Commons)
13/12/2021
Report stage (Commons)
13/12/2021
Programme motion
13/12/2021
Amendment Paper
Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 13 December 2021
13/12/2021
Bill proceedings: Commons
Report Stage Proceedings as at 13 December 2021
13/12/2021
Amendment Paper
Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 13 December 2021 - large print
13/12/2021
Selection of amendments: Commons
Speaker’s provisional grouping and selection of Amendments - 13 December 2021
10/12/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 10 December 2021
09/12/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 9 December 2021
08/12/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 8 December 2021
07/12/2021
Briefing papers
Briefing Paper on Progress of the Bill
07/12/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 7 December 2021
01/12/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 1 December 2021
22/11/2021
Will write letters
Letter from Paul Scully MP to Kirsty Blackman MP regarding issues discussed during the Committee stage: Clause 68, the governance arrangements for the Subsidy Advice Unit (SAU), the misuse of subsidies, Minimal Financial Assistance.
22/11/2021
Will write letters
Letter from Paul Scully MP to Seema Malhotra MP regarding a person’s ability to ask the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) to review a subsidy made under a subsidy scheme, as discussed during the Committee stage.
19/11/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Ivan McKee MSP, Minister for Business, Trade, Tourism and Enterprise, Scottish Government (SCB06)
19/11/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Ardtornish Hydro (SCB05)
19/11/2021
Bill
Bill 196 2021-22 (as amended in Public Bill Committee)
19/11/2021
Bill
Bill 196 2021-22 (as amended in Public Bill Committee) - large print
18/11/2021
Amendment Paper
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 18 November 2021
18/11/2021
Bill proceedings: Commons
All proceedings up to 18 November 2021 at Public Bill Committee Stage
18/11/2021
Selection of amendments: Commons
Chair’s provisional selection and grouping of amendments in Committee - 18 November 2021
17/11/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 17 November 2021
16/11/2021
Amendment Paper
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 16 November 2021
16/11/2021
Bill proceedings: Commons
All proceedings up to 16 November 2021 at Public Bill Committee Stage
15/11/2021
Selection of amendments: Commons
Chair’s provisional selection and grouping of amendments in Committee - 16 November 2021
12/11/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 12 November 2021
09/11/2021
Will write letters
Letter from Paul Scully MP to Kirsty Blackman MP and Seema Malhotra MP regarding Clause 60 (post-award referrals) of the Bill, as discussed at Committee stage (eighth sitting).
09/11/2021
Will write letters
Letter from Paul Scully MP to Kirsty Blackman MP and Seema Malhotra MP regarding clarification on Clause 37 and the procedural requirements for the provision of Minimal Financial Assistance (MFA), as discussed during the Committee stage
05/11/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by The Centre for Public Data (SCB04)
05/11/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 5 November 2021
04/11/2021
Bill proceedings: Commons
All proceedings up to 4 November 2021 at Public Bill Committee Stage
04/11/2021
Amendment Paper
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 4 November 2021
04/11/2021
Selection of amendments: Commons
Chair’s provisional selection and grouping of amendments in Committee - 4 November
03/11/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP (SCB03)
03/11/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 3 November 2021
02/11/2021
Amendment Paper
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 2 November 2021
02/11/2021
Bill proceedings: Commons
All proceedings up to 2 November 2021 at Public Bill Committee Stage
02/11/2021
Will write letters
Letter from Paul Scully MP to Seema Malhotra MP regarding a point raised during the committee stage: how 'persons under common control" are treated under the provisions of the Bill.
02/11/2021
Selection of amendments: Commons
Chair’s provisional selection and grouping of amendments in Committee - 2 November
01/11/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 1 November 2021
01/11/2021
Will write letters
Letter from Paul Scully MP to Kirsty Blackman MP regarding matters connected to clause 16.
29/10/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Jonathan Branton and Alexander Rose, DWF (SCB01)
29/10/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Rolls-Royce plc (SCB02)
29/10/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 29 October 2021
28/10/2021
Amendment Paper
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 28 October 2021
28/10/2021
Bill proceedings: Commons
All proceedings up to 28 October 2021 at Public Bill Committee Stage
27/10/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 27 October 2021
27/10/2021
Selection of amendments: Commons
Chair’s provisional selection and grouping of amendments in Committee - 28 October
26/10/2021
Committee stage (Commons)
26/10/2021
Amendment Paper
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 26 October 2021
26/10/2021
Proceeding
All proceedings up to 26 October 2021 at Public Bill Committee Stage
25/10/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 25 October 2021
01/10/2021
Press notices
Have your say on the Subsidy Control Bill
24/09/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 24 September 2021
22/09/2021
2nd reading (Commons)
22/09/2021
Programme motion
22/09/2021
Money resolution
22/09/2021
Commons Hansard Daily Report
2nd reading - Commons Hansard link
16/07/2021
Briefing papers
Briefing Paper on Second Reading
01/07/2021
Impact Assessments
Impact Assessment from Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
01/07/2021
Delegated Powers Memorandum
Memorandum by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
30/06/2021
1st reading (Commons)
30/06/2021
Bill
Bill 135 2021-22 (as introduced)
30/06/2021
Bill
Bill 135 2021-22 - large print
30/06/2021
Explanatory Notes
Bill 135 EN 2021-22
30/06/2021
Explanatory Notes
Bill 135 EN 2021-22 - large print