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    #1

    with effect from vs effective

    The new policy will begin with effect from 1 June.
    The new policy will begin effective 1 June.

    Are both sentences correct with the same meaning?

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    #2

    Re: with effect from vs effective

    The first may be okay in British English but it doesn't work in the American variety. The second is okay.
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    #3

    Re: with effect from vs effective

    Americans in the civilian sector usually express dates as June 1st, but it's not unusual to see the "1 June" format.
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    #4

    Re: with effect from vs effective

    I find the combination of "begin" and "with effect from/effective from" a little odd.

    The new policy will begin on June 1st.
    The new policy will come into effect on June 1st.
    There will (soon) be a new policy, effective from June 1st.
    There will (soon) be a new policy, with effect from June 1st.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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