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After an era in which the 'mother of Parliaments' has been beset by sharp policy shifts, factional debates in the wake of Brexit and repeated changes in senior political leadership, the UK general election looks on course to see the first transfer of power in 14 years. Our experts assess the key policies on offer and ask if the G10 economy can regain the stability that business and investors once took for granted.

A Policy Matters special: Labour under focus

Barring an unprecedented reversal in polls ahead of the general election on 4 July, Britain is on course for its first change in power since 2010. Introducing our dedicated hub for clients, Herbert Smith Freehills public policy head Paul Butcher puts the electoral odds in context.


Election 24:  What business should make of Labour's election pitch

As the UK gears up for the fast-approaching general election, Paul Butcher takes a pre-manifesto view of Labour's key policies for business. We break down the party's attempt to woo business, flagging some of the key issues and risks likely to materialise.

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