Long title

The ‘long title’ sets out the purposes of the act.

Acts and Measures have two titles, the ‘short title’ and the ‘long title’. The ‘long title’ sets out the purposes of the Act, sometimes at great length, whereas the ‘short title’ is a more convenient short form by which the Act will usually be known.

For example:

The Criminal Finances Act 2017  (Short title) has a long title, found in the introductory text, that reads:

'An Act to amend the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002; make provision in connection with terrorist property; create corporate offences for cases where a person associated with a body corporate or partnership facilitates the commission by another person of a tax evasion offence; and for connected purposes.'

On the Statute Law Database, the 'long title' forms part of the introductory text of the legislation.


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