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Donations and loans reported by campaigners at the Scottish referendum

Under the Scottish Independence Referendum Act, registered campaigners were required to complete pre-poll and post-poll reports setting out what donations and loans they received over £7,500.

Pre-poll donation and loan reports

Pre-poll reports covered the period between commencement of the Act (18 December 2013) and 5 September 2014.

  • The first pre-poll report covered the period from 18 December 2013 to 26 June 2014.
  • The second pre-poll report covered the period from 27 June to 24 July 2014.
  • The third pre-poll report covered the period from 25 July to 21 August 2014.
  • The fourth and final pre-poll report covers the period from 22 August to 5 September 2014.

Post-poll donation and loan reports

The post-poll report covered the entire regulated period from 18 December 2013 to 18 September 2014.

Donations accepted

There were 33 registered campaigners with the Electoral Commission. There were also nine registered campaigners who are political parties and will report their donations and loans to us on a quarterly basis.

View a list of all campaigners at the Scottish independence referendum.

Table 1: Post-poll donations and loans

Chart 1: Post-poll donations and loans

Table 2: Pre-poll donations and loans

Political parties, campaigning and donations