About our business plan

Our business plan lasts for one year, from April to March.

It looks at how we’re doing against the goals and priorities in our five year corporate plan, and what we want to do in the year ahead.

This business plan covers the second year of our five year work programme.

Summary of our position from our chair, Sir John Holmes

I look forward to the opportunities to improve the experience and confidence of voters across the whole of the UK. 

Sir John Holmes, Chair of the Electoral Commission

Our vision and goals

Our vision is to be a world-class public sector organisation – innovative, delivering great value and getting right what matters most to voters and legislators.

We are working to achieve this vision through a five-year work programme with four goals:

  1. to enable the continued delivery of free and fair elections and referendums, focusing on the needs of electors and addressing the changing environment to ensure every vote remains secure and accessible
  2. to ensure an increasingly trusted and transparent system of regulation in political finance, overseeing compliance, promoting understanding amongst those regulated and proactively pursuing breaches
  3. to be an independent and respected centre of expertise, using knowledge and insight to further the transparency, fairness and efficiency of our democratic system, and help adapt it to the modern, digital age
  4. to provide value for money, making best use of our resources and expertise to deliver services that are attuned to what matters most to voters

Our plan for 2019/20

These sections set out the work we will undertake in 2019-20 in order to continue our delivery of our strategic goals, and how we will measure our success in that delivery. 

Details of our plan for 2019/20

Our achievements in 2018/19

This business plan covers the second year of our five year work programme. Our annual report will provide more detailed information on performance for 2018/19, but these achievements demonstrate some of the progress we have made towards the delivery of our corporate goals. 

Details of our achievements in 2018/19

Last updated: 8 October 2019
Next review: 30 May 2020