Guidance for Candidates at Parish council elections in England Share this page: Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Share on Email Print this page Print full guidance You are in the After the election section Home Guidance for Candidates at Parish council elections in England After the election Completing your return The spending report is known as a ‘return’.This should include the following for each item of spending:1 what the spending was for – for example, leaflets or advertisingthe name and address of the supplierthe amount or valuedetails of when it was incurred and paiddetails of any unpaid or disputed amountsdetails of any notional spending, and a declaration of its valueinvoices or receipts for any payment of £10 or overdetails of any personal expensesThere is more information on the details that you need to report in Candidate spending.The spending return must be accompanied by a declaration to verify the return.2 It is your responsibility to fully and accurately report candidate spending.It is a criminal offence to make a false declaration knowingly.3 Forms you will need: Parish council spending return and notes 1. Schedule 4, paragraph 3 Representation of the People Act 1983 (RPA 1983) ↩ Back to content at footnote 1 2. Sch. 4, para. 3 RPA 1983 ↩ Back to content at footnote 2 3. Sch. 4, para. 5 RPA 1983 ↩ Back to content at footnote 3 Last updated: 16 January 2024 Book traversal links for Completing your return Deadlines What happens if a spending return or declaration isn’t submitted?