We have a statutory obligation under the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act (PPERA) 2000 to maintain a series of registers.
PEF Online is our interactive registers database system.
You can use PEF Online for the following:
- to find information about registered political parties, regulated donees, registered campaigners in referendums and non-party campaigners (third parties)
- to download UK political party emblems
- to register a new party, change your registration details and file statutory returns
- to search donations, loans and campaign expenditure information
If you're new to online registration, read: PEF Online - getting started for political parties (PDF)
You can also download emblems of political parties and minor parties from the link below:
Please follow the link below to view all donations and borrowing to regulated donees that we publish monthly.
13 August 2012: Managing your political party is now paperless
On PEF Online, it is now possible to renew your party's registered details, submit statutory returns and make changes to your party’s registration without submitting paper forms. You can also register a new political party and pay the annual registration fee online.
1 August 2012: Revised terms and conditions for using PEF Online
If your party is using PEF Online to keep your registration up to date or to submit party accounts, donations or other statutory returns, then please note that the terms and conditions of use have been updated. These changes are applicable from 1 August 2012.
Statement of accounts
2011 statement of accounts
On Thursday 2 August we published the 2011 statement of accounts for parties and accounting units with income and/or expenditure over £250,000 on PEF Online. PEF Online allows users to search statement of accounts down to the category level. However, we only published the original document and the headline figures for income and expenditure at this time.
You can also view trends of income, expenditure and net assets (or liabilities) for those political parties at the link below:
The 2011 statement of accounts for parties and accounting units with income and/or expenditure under £250,000 can also be viewed on PEF Online.
Previous statement of accounts
2011 was the first set of accounts to be published on PEF Online. Accounts for 2010 and earlier can still be accessed from the statement of accounts page on our website. We intend to publish all historic statement of accounts on PEF Online when resources become available.
Unincorporated Associations that donate more than £25,000 in a calendar year are required to register with us and report gifts in excess of £7,500.
Party finance analysis
To view summaries and analysis of the information published in our registers, please visit our Party Finance Analysis pages.
Please note: If you are looking for information about the electoral register, please visit our aboutmyvote website.
If you have any questions, comments or need assistance with viewing any of these, please contact us on 020 7271 0616 or email Party and Election Finance.