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We regulate the finances of members associations and unincorporated associations making political contributions of more than £25,000 during a calendar year.

Guidance

Members associations and registered unincorporated associations must follow certain rules set out in legislation.  Our guidance is here to help you comply with the rules.  You do not have to follow this guidance, but if you do, you will normally be doing enough to comply with the law.

How we can help

As well as our guidance, we are happy to answer questions and give advice. We are here to help, so please get in touch.

You can contact us by phone on our new number 0333 103 1928 or you can still use the old number 020 7271 0616, or email pef@electoralcommission.org.uk or contact our offices in Northern Ireland, Scotland or Wales.

Members associations

A members association is not a political party but it is wholly or mainly made up of members of a political party.

Members associations must report donations and loans as they receive them, and they are responsible for checking the permissibility of the donations and loans they receive.

Forms and guidance

There are different forms and guidance for regulated donees in Great Britain and Northern Ireland:

Forms and explanatory notes for members associations based in Great Britain:

Forms Guidance

Form RD1A: Reporting a donation or a visit (PDF)

No additional explanatory notes

Form RD1B: Report of donation not accepted by a regulated donee in Great Britain (PDF) 

No additional explanatory notes

Form RD1C: Report of a controlled transaction by a regulated participant (XLS)

Explanatory notes on completing an RD1C (PDF)

Form RD1D: Report of an impermissible transaction by a regulated participant (XLS)

Explanatory notes on completing an RD1D (PDF)

Form R1: Notice of appointment of a responsible person by a members association with no treasurer (PDF)

 No additional explanatory notes

Forms and explanatory notes for members associations based in Northern Ireland:

Forms Guidance

Form RD1F: Report of an acceptance of a donation by a Northern Ireland regulated donee (XLS)

Explanatory notes on completing an RD1F (PDF)

Form RD1G: Report of a donation not accepted by a regulated donee in Northern Ireland (PDF)

No additional explanatory notes

Form RD1CN1: Report of a controlled transaction by a regulated participant (XLS)

Explanatory notes on completing an RD1CNI (PDF)

Form RD1DN1: Report of an impermissible transaction by a regulated participant (XLS)

Explanatory notes on completing an RD1DNI (PDF)

Unincorporated associations

Unincorporated associations must register with us when they make political contributions of more than £25,000 in a calendar year. Political contributions include donations and loans made to political parties, organisations that campaign in elections, and individuals in elective office like MPs or members of devolved legislatures.

As well as registering with us, you must tell us about the reportable gifts received by your association in:

  • the calendar year before you made the contribution
  • the calendar year of the contribution and
  • the calendar year following the contribution

This information is published on the register of unincorporated associations and the register of recordable gifts to unincorporated associations.

Reportable gifts include:

  • a single gift of more than £7,500
  • two or more gifts given by the same person in the same calendar year which total more than £7,500. You need only count individual gifts worth more than £500 toward this total
  • any additional gifts given by source that you have already reported as having given a gift in that calendar year, if the gifts have a value of, or add up to, more than £1,500

Any unincorporated association that intends to make political contributions of more than £25,000 should keep records of all gifts they receive that are worth more than £500.

Unincorporated associations that are also members associations

Members associations that are also unincorporated associations must register with us if they make political contributions of over £25,000 during a calendar year.

You should continue to report donations as you receive them.  You do not need to report gifts which are donations twice.

If you register with us you will also need to complete Form MA1 at the end of each calendar quarter until your reporting responsibility ends.

Forms and guidance

The forms you need are:

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