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Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance


UK election law: How are businesses restricted during the 2017 general election campaign?

20 April 2017

The UK is holding a general election on 8 June 2017. UK election law regulates what individuals and companies can do and say during the period before the general election.

Many businesses will wish to discuss the potential impact of different general election outcomes with their clients and counterparties. Other businesses, such as investment managers and investment banks, may wish to circulate research papers to a wider audience. Some businesses may wish to actively participate in the political debate and/or make donations.

This briefing summarises the law, and asks what it means in practice for business in the run up to the election.

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