Flybe bailout – George Peretz QC comments on the State Aid rules issues

On the 15th January, George Peretz QC spoke with Iain Dale on his LBC 7.00pm programme about the State Aid issues around the Government’s plan to rescue Flybe.

To listen to the programme click here. George Peretz comments just after the news at 7.00pm.

Earlier George Peretz had been interviewed by Evan Davies, on the same topic, for PM at 5.00pm on Radio 4. To listen to the programme click here. George Peretz comments approximately 18 minutes into the programme.

George Peretz QC quoted in The Irish Times: Beneficiaries of NI ‘cash for ash’ scheme may have to repay money

On 7 May, George Peretz QC gave oral evidence to the House of Commons Northern Ireland Select Committee, which is currently investigating the Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme in Northern Ireland.  He answered various questions from MPs on the ways in which the State aid rules may apply to the scheme.  A brief summary of part of his evidence appears in today’s story in The Irish Times, and a full transcript will be published by the Committee in due course.

Peter Oliver on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme

On 21 March Peter Oliver was interviewed together with Professor Catherine Barnard on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme (53 minutes in to the programme). In answer to a question from Michal Husain, he said that the Article 50 deadline could be extended until 1 July without the UK holding European elections, but that it would be highly problematic to extend it further.