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The pre-election period

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You may have  noticed we've been blogging more than usual over the past week. We've had a lot to tell you, and we needed to do this before this Parliament ends on 30 March. Between then and the general election on 7 May is the pre-election period and the Civil Service communicates less, in line with the General Election Guidance.

So you now won't be hearing much from us in the 5 weeks up to the election, unless it's to provide information essential to continuing the government’s day-to-day work. That applies to @GOVUK on Twitter, this blog, any other Government Digital Service blogs, and social media channels.

That doesn't mean we're not doing anything. Our work will continue through the pre-election period. We just won't be talking about it much in the run-up to the election.

There will however be updates and announcements made as a new government forms. These can be found here: This page will be available once Parliament dissolves on Monday 30 March.

While we're on the subject of elections, don't forget to register to vote. You can do it online. It takes about 3 minutes.

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