General Election 2010
With a general election now called by the Prime Minister, the Department of Energy and Climate Change, along with the rest of the Civil Service, moves into a period of restricted activity (sometimes referred to as election “purdah”).
This will last until the election has been held and a new Government has been formed. During this time we will continue to carry out essential business, and will respond to any requests for factual information, but most other external communication activities including anything other than factual updates to our website and social media channels, will be on hold.
Further information on the rules that the Ministers and the civil service will be following during purdah can be found in the official guidance published by Cabinet Office on their website.
DECC’s ongoing public consultations are still open but we will not be publicising them further during purdah.