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Guidance for run-up to the general election


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Guidance for run-up to the general election

This pre-election guidance will help organisations make all staff aware of the implications on communications activities of the period prior to the 2019 general election.

It took effect from 00:01 hours, Wednesday 6 November 2019 and will apply until Friday 13 December 2019 or the date at which a new government is formed. During this time, specific restrictions are placed on the use of public resources and the communication activities of public bodies, civil servants and local government officials. The pre-election period is designed to avoid the actions of public bodies distracting from or having influence on election campaigns. More….