In the run-up to the General Election in the UK, we have produced a guide to the current views of the main political parties on key areas of policy affecting business. Many of these proposals could translate into real changes in the law, with significant implications for business and finance. In The Election Briefing, we outline what those implications for business are. We also point to significant differences between the parties, areas which might not be apparent from a reading of the general media.

The Election Briefing is available online now for immediate viewing. A printed copy incorporating changes based on the published manifestos will be available later in the month.

The Election Briefing covers corporate governance, takeovers policy and company law; climate change and energy; competition (antitrust) and economic regulation; employment and equality; environment; financial services regulation; Islamic finance; media and electronic communications regulation; pensions; PFI and PPP; planning and local government; rail; and tax.