Title of the Act and year. (chapter number of the Act; abbreviated to 'c.'). Place of publication: Publisher.
Modern Slavery Act 2015. (c.30). London: The Stationery Office.
For Acts published before 1963 you must also include some additional information:
Title of the Act and year. (Year of reign of the monarch at the time the Act was introduced, the monarch's name which can be abbreviated, chapter number of the Act). Place of publication: Publisher.
Homicide Act 1957. (5&6 Eliz.2, c.11). London: HMSO.
If you are referencing an Act you found online, this should be indicated in the reference.
Title of the Act and year. (chapter number of the Act; abbreviated to 'c'). [Online]. Place of publication: Publisher. [Date accessed]. Available from: URL
Higher Education and Research Act 2017. (c.29). [Online]. London: The Stationery Office. [Accessed 14 May 2018]. Available from: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/
Act of Parliament
The full title of the Act should be used in the citation.
(Modern Slavery Act 2015)
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