Guidance for regulated individuals
Members of registered parties and holders of relevant elective office must follow certain rules set out in legislation. On this page you will find guidance 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 0333 103 1928 or email email@example.com
Changes to the confidentiality rules on donations and loans to Northern Ireland regulated donees: regulated individuals (members of political parties and holders of elective office) and regulated organisations (members associations).
The UK Government announced on 3 July that it will bring forward legislation to allow the Electoral Commission to publish details of some donations and loans made to Northern Ireland regulated donees . It is currently unlawful for the Electoral Commission to disclose any information reported to us about donations and loans made to Northern Ireland regulated donees, under the Political Parties Elections and Referendums Act 2000 (PPERA).
Once this legislation is passed, details of donations received and loans entered into by regulated donees from 1 July 2017 and reported to the Electoral Commission will be published on our website. We expect the first publication of this information to be autumn 2017.
We will publish a factsheet after the draft legislation is published and publish amended guidance once the law has changed. You should check our website regularly to make sure you are aware of when the new rules come into force and for further updates.
For further advice and information please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Donations and loans reporting
Members of the UK Parliament
For guidance on receiving donations and entering into loans please see:
- Donations and loans to Members of Parliament: a brief guide to permissible sources and reporting (PDF)
- Donations to Members of Parliament seeking re-election at the 2015 UK Parliamentary general election (PDF)
Holders of elective office and members of registered political parties
You must check that all donations and loans received that are worth more than £500 are from a permissible source. If you receive any impermissible donations worth more than £500, you must report them to us. Please report to us all donations and loans that are worth more than £1,500.
We provide different forms and guidance for regulated donees depending on whether they are based in Great Britain and Northern Ireland:
- Donations and loans: guidance for regulated donees in Great Britain (PDF)
- Donations and loans: guidance for regulated donees and regulated participants in Northern Ireland (PDF)
What do you want to do?
Forms that you need
|Report a donation or a visit||Explanatory notes on completing an RD1F (PDF)|
|Report an impermissible donation|
|Report a loan, credit facility, guarantee or security|
|Report an impermissible loan, credit facility, guarantee or security|
|Notify us of an appointment of a compliance officer|