Key dates

As part of regulating party finance and maintaining transparency, parties must submit financial reports on donations, loans and expenditure by certain dates.

Parties are also under a duty to confirm their details and renew their registration every year.

Below you can find the deadline dates for the main reporting requirements for political parties in 2024.

19 January 2024 (5pm)

Last date to submit completed applications to

  • register a new political party
  • amend a name for an existing party
  • amend or add an emblem, or
  • add a description

to be included on ballot papers for the elections taking place on 2 May 2024. Please see Registering and maintaining a party for more information.

30 January 2024Deadline for submitting Quarter 4 (1 October 2023–31 December 2023) donations and loans reports
30 April 2024

Deadline for submitting Quarter 1 (1 January 2024–31 March 2024) donations and loans reports

Deadline for statement of accounts (income and expenditure of £250k or below) for year end 31 December 2023

2 May 2024

Polling day:

  • Local government elections in England
  • Local authority mayoral elections
  • Combined authority mayoral elections
  • Police and Crime Commissioner elections
  • Greater London Authority elections
7 July 2024Deadline for statement of accounts (income or expenditure over £250k) for year end 31 December 2023
30 July 2024Deadline for submitting Quarter 2 (1 April 2024–30 June 2024) donations and loans reports
30 October 2024Deadline for submitting Quarter 3 (1 July 2024–30 September 2024) donations and loans reports