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The Wrong Sort of Rebate: The Need to Reform the UK Budget Adjustment. CEPS Working Documents No. 236, 1 February 2006

Cuthbert, JIm and Cuthbert, Margaret. (2006) The Wrong Sort of Rebate: The Need to Reform the UK Budget Adjustment. CEPS Working Documents No. 236, 1 February 2006. [Working Paper]

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    Abstract

    This paper analyses the UK rebate on EU contributions and concludes that it creates adverse effects, which greatly reduce the incentive for the UK to play an active role in the development of EU policies. This may to a large extent explain the UK’s traditional semi-detached relationship with the EU. The paper concludes, however, that that there is a strong case for the continuation of a modified system of rebates for a country or countries in the UK’s position. The paper puts forward proposals for a modified system of rebates which would overcome the disadvantages of the present system. The proposed modified system could also be implemented at a level below that of member state: for example, at the level of Scotland within the UK. The paper identifies the advantages of implementing the system at this level.

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    Item Type: Working Paper
    Subjects for non-EU documents: Countries > U.K.
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > budgets & financing
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series: UNSPECIFIED
    ["eprint_fieldname_eusries" not defined]: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Series: Series > Centre for European Policy Studies (Brussels) > CEPS Working Documents
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2007
    Page Range: p. 16
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 17:43
    URI: http://aei.pitt.edu/id/eprint/6681

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