Monthly Archives: June 2015

The “hidden” costs of electoral law

There are costs associated with legislation. This is true in any area of law. The processes of creating legislation, administering and applying the law once it has been passed and initiating legal proceedings all have associated costs, be that financial … Continue reading

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Spending limits at the Scottish independence referendum

At a time when many have now turned their attention to what could happen with other future referendums in the UK, we have this week laid before the Scottish Parliament our second report on the referendum on Scottish independence that … Continue reading

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End to transition to Individual Electoral Registration should remain December 2016

Today, we’ve reported that the transition to Individual Electoral Registration (IER) continues to progress well. The May 2015 electoral registers across Great Britain contained 46.8 million entries. This is a 1% increase on the February / March 2014 registers – … Continue reading

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EU Referendum Bill debate

Today (Tuesday 9 June), the House of Commons will have its Second Reading debate on the European Union Referendum Bill. The Commission has published a briefing on the Bill for the debate, which is the first opportunity that parliament has … Continue reading

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