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EU referendum—conduct guidance for civil servants

Published on: 15 March 2016
Published by: LexisPSL
  • EU referendum—conduct guidance for civil servants
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  • What prompted this guidance?
  • What are the key issues addressed by the guidance?
  • What are specific rules of conduct for civil servants and special advisors ahead of the EU referendum?
  • Is the guidance helpful in clarifying the rules of conduct ahead of the EU referendum?
  • What has been the reaction to the guidance?
  • Are there any grey areas to watch out for, particularly for government legal advisors?
  • Is more guidance available/anticipated?

Article summary

Public Law analysis: Sir Jeremy Heywood’s guidance for civil servants in the run-up to the EU referendum has provoked widespread criticism, with some branding it ‘an unconstitutional act’. Dr Andrew Blick, lecturer in politics and contemporary history at King’s College London, cuts through the media storm to explain what the guidance actually says—and the reasons behind it. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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